What is a Story Map?
Story maps are graphic representations of the various components and sequence of events of a story, which clearly outline the relationships to each other. Components are usually the setting, the characters, the problem, the plot and the resolution.
Story maps can be used as an outline for creating a story or to summarize the story events. Story maps help students visualize the people, places and events of the story. In a creative writing exercise, students use story maps to help with the initial process of organizing their thoughts before proceeding with the story writing. As a post reading exercise, students can reflect on the story and summarize it using a story map.
PowerPoint can be a very useful tool to create story maps. This is a fun way to integrate technology and literacy in the classroom and all the while students will be learning how to use PowerPoint.
Let's Get Started on the Story MapStart with a Title Slide
When you first start PowerPoint, the program assumes that every presentation will have a title, and so the first slide shown is always a Title slide.
- Enter the title in the text box as indicated.
- Enter the author's name as the subtitle.