More Story Map Templates and Examples

Story Map Graphic Organizer

Story Map Graphic Organizer

Story Map for Kids

Story Map for Kids

Story Map Template

Story Map Template

Biography Research Graphic Organizer

Biography Research Graphic Organizer

Essay Sequence Plan

Essay Sequence Plan

Creately helps you do this with

Pre-designed templates to analyze different elements of a story or book
Easy drawing and diagramming tools to create story map graphic organizers
Share with others in your team for real-time collaboration and group editing
Export your diagrams as PNGs, SVGs, or JPEGs for publishing or embedding in documents, presentations etc.

Guide and Best Practices

Story mapping is a tool that is used to deconstruct a story or book and identify the different elements such as characters, themes, techniques etc.

How to create a story map

  • Teachers can use story maps to help improve their students’ comprehension. And students themselves can use it to identify and analyze different elements of a story.
  • To begin with, make sure you are familiar with the story. Read it well and discuss the different components of the story. These might include the characters, setting, problem and the conclusion of the story.
  • Here, you can use Creately to draw a story map, which you can import as an SVG, PNG or JPEG and take printouts or share with students and edit it online.
  • To make it more comprehensible, you can add images or prompts that will help students recognize the different elements easily.
  • Once the map is filled, start analyzing the story together with your students. Go through each element on the map to identify what’s special about them.
  • Allow students to extend what they learnt into their own writing. Here also they can use story maps on their own to plan and write their own story.

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Math Graphic Organizer

Math Graphic Organizer

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Speech Writing Template

Biography Graphic Organizer

Biography Graphic Organizer

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Learning Map Example

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Essay Map

Persuasion Map

Persuasion Map