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  • Carly Fronczak

    Kindergarten Ideas

  • Joanna Henry

    Story map done for "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. I like the pictures to show understanding of the story elements instead of writing-a lot of times much quicker for very young students.

  • Melissa Erin

    student response: story map; great for listening center activity

  • Melissa Douglas

    Bet this could be easily reproduced for language arts time

  • Casey

    Cute Story Map for my lower level students

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Stories Elements, Stories Maps, Student, Language Art, Story Maps, Kindergarten Ideas, Cute Stories, Listening Center, Snowy Day

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Emily Stewart, this is a super easy/cute way to work on story elements using (my favorite!) Post-It notes! You can take the Post-Its down and re-use the chart for a new story! Sure beats using boring chart paper!

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Great book! However, I recommend giving students creative autonomy over their compositions (wallpaper samples are great!) rather than having them copy the book.

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