Posted by Roy Moreno at 12/12/2012 3:00:00 AM
Story Maps are an important part of the Reading process as they help organize a student's thinking into distinct segments which clarify what the student is trying to describe. Story Maps also provide a unique way of displaying student responses because of the many ways in which students think. The map itself gives students a different way of answering questions about a text, and may make it more interesting for a student to attempt to answer it. Our class uses many kinds of story maps to enhance student thinking. Some of the students in our class are starting to create their own maps. This shows that their thinking skill are starting to reach the higher level of Blooms, as now they are not only creating their own answers to questions, but are now creating their own maps to derive their own conclusions. Which story map do you like to work with? and why? Our class' favorite story map is the main idea with supporting details.