How Story Maps Engage Kids In Reading
Updated: Mar 26
The Happy Hunting Story Map has kids visualize the story’s characters, setting and sequencing of events. This develops their knowledge of the key elements of a story and assists them with telling, retelling, summarizing and even writing stories themselves.
Identify, describe and share!
Using the Map kids examine the text and extract the information related to each element:
First, they identify each of the characters within the story.
Next, they describe the settings.
Last, they share their account of the plot as it progresses from beginning to middle to end.
Mapping moves kids from being passively entertained by the story to becoming engaged and active readers. It helps expand their comprehension, creativity, imagination and self-expression.
PDF of the Happy Hunting Book