A template to use when exploring or planning a narrative story.
Provide students with a copy of the story map template. Allow them to either plan their own narrative writing piece, or to map out the story elements after reading a fictional piece of text.
Students identify the characters, setting, problem, and solution and what else happened in the story.
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Common Core State Standards alignment
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details....
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges....
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure....
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure....
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences....
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