Lesson Plan : Story Mapping

Teacher Name:
 Ms. Griffith
Grade:
 Grade 2
Subject:
 Literature Activities

Topic:
 Literature: Narrative story
Content:
 - Setting - Characters - Problem - Plot - Resolution
Goals:
 To enable students to be able to use elements of setting, characters, problem, plot, and resolution to recall story.
Objectives:
 The students will increase their coprehension skills in narrative text through the tool of story mapping
Materials:
 - The Hiccupping Hippo, written by Keith Faulkner and illustrated Jonathan Lambert - White Board - Markers - Copies of a short story with illustrations - Premade story map frames
Introduction:
 With the previous learned basic knowledge of what setting, characters, problem, plot, and resolution are, I will introduce to the students the concept of the story map--a way of integrating all of the components to attain a maximized form of comprehension
Development:
 We will read The Hiccupping Hippo and I will ask them questions about each element during the story. During this time, I will fill out a story map on the board (using different colors for each component).
Practice:
 Using an additional simple, short story, as a class, we will set up another story map and fill it out on the board. We will also discuss how and why we arrived at each answer by using the text as a reference.
Accommodations:
 For students with learning disabilities, I would provide a graphic, color coded sheet that would enable students to see what a story map chart is and what component goes into each grid. I would also perhaps, break down the story map concept into separate chunks and extend the lesson over a longer period of time (e.g. more than one reading block). In addition to this, I would provide additional guided practice to observe mastery. For ESL students: I would perhaps find a text that is less complex. I would also provide a graphic chart to help them visualize the story map concept and perhaps provide a more understandable form of the concepts within the story map. Additional guided practice would be initiated if needed.
Checking For Understanding:
 During the Cooperative practice, I would monitor each group to see how they were progressing. If they came up with some problems, I would guide them in the right direction (for example, if they could not come up with centralized problems or resolutions). To assess, I would grade by group participation as well their responses when assembling the story web on the wall in front of the class.
Closure:
 To end this lesson, we would again review the story map process and I would announce that we would work on a more difficult story within the next week.

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