Story Map is a free interactive story planning tool from Read Write Think. Story Maps provides four templates for outlining stories. To use the templates students title their stories then choose one of four templates to outline their stories. The four template choices are conflict, setting, character, and resolution. Students can print their completed templates.
Applications for Education
Story Map could help students get their stories organized before moving onto doing the actual writing of their creative stories. Read Write Think has many suggested lesson plans based on Story Map. There are suggested lesson plans for all grade levels.
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