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.

Weaknesses:   ????

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