Five story elements that, if struck as an arch over a composition, make for continuously rewarding reading. Also, the parallels between storytelling in language arts and musical arts is absolutely riveting.
Multi-use anchor chart Story Map first grade Used this chart with two groups so I needed it to be easily removed without rewriting. Then we followed it with whole group Shared writing. Next I will use in a small group center where students will read and place to the info in the correct categories.