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Online interactive tools for teaching story elements

Lessons that look at story elements
Here are some great online interactive tools for teaching and representing story elements (from

Story Map Comic Strips:
"In this lesson, students use a six-paneled comic strip to create a story map, summarizing a book or story that they've read either read as a class or independently. The story strips that result provide a great way to evaluate student's understanding of important events and elements in a novel."

Picture Books to Teach Characterization
"This lesson uses picture books to demonstrate how writers develop strong, interesting characters. When they are exposed to multiple texts that illustrate effective writing, students naturally begin to think about how that the techniques can be applied to their own writing."