Through this post-reading activity, students identify major story elements and summarize story events. The activity also provides means of delving into theme, authors’ messages, and/or values conveyed through the story.
Reading Strategy 7: Determine the most important ideas and events and the relationship between them.
Reading Strategy 9: Identify and interpret literary elements in different genres.
Reading Strategy 10: Summarize what has been read.
- beginning, middle, end
(2) Read a new story and have students map the journey of the characters on either a realistic map or on a created map using drawings and captions to describe the events of the story.
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