Author: James Sye

Students will be able to understand the elements of a Short Story as well as how to create and use a Story Map.


Once student reviews all material that they've been instructed to, student will participate in a “Practice Your Skills” activity. Student should participate in a brainstorming activity in which they will create a STORY MAP to be used for impending assignment. Student’s should save work to use for later reference as well as in class comprehension check. 

Once student has completed task, student will bring their Story Map to class the following day for a class comprehension check led by teacher or peers to help with comprehension. Completed work is ticket out of class, or ticket to the next segment in class (TBD)


Assessment/closure: class discussion to check for understanding via classroom discussion & “practicing skills”


Homework: n/a
Standards: 7.L.1, 7.L.2, 7.L.3, 7.W.1, 7.W.2, 7.W.3, 7.W.4, 7.W.5, 7.W.10





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In order to gain comprehension of the stated objective, please complete the following tasks:


  1. Review Class Notes on 5 Elements of a Story & Story Map (print out/take notes for reference)
  2. View "5 Elements of a Story" - YouTube Video

  3. View "Creating a Story Map" - YouTube Video

  4. Hit "see more" button for instructions on how to complete task.

*you will be creating your own Story Map for in class activity


Class Notes for Lesson

5 Elements of a Story (here)

Story Map (here)

5 Elements of a Story

Video will be used to add visual for the 5 elements of a story.

Creating a Story Map

Basic elements of what a story map looks like. This video will accompany the lesson to add visual(s).