Story Maps and Frames Purpose: To work with story structure for comprehension.
Rationale: As students see organization and relationships between story parts, they then have better comprehension and are more able to make inferences.
*Beginning, middle, end--to examine plot.
*Character clusters to examine traits of main characters.
*Venn diagrams for comparisons.
*Plot profiles to examine tension.
*Sociograms to explore relationships among characters.
*Clusters to probe many dimensions of a story.
Strengths: Helps students examine the different components of the story.
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