Story Maps

Story maps help kids learn summarizing, sequencing, and gobs of other reading skills. I used the fabulous old kids’ book, How Fletcher Was Watched, to teach my kids to use story maps. 

You could teach sequencing by giving students cards with story events and asking them to put them in the correct order.

You could teach both skills together by having students create the event cards and then give the cards to a partner to put in the correct order.        

It would be really easy to do this activity with events in history as a social studies activity also.

Here’s an example…


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