Monday, August 29, 2011

Story Map Chart and Graphics

Wow!  I feel as if I fell off the face of the earth for awhile there!  I hope you are all having a great start to your new year!  We have completed our 16th day of school and are beginning to get the lay of the land with the new group.  It takes a few weeks but the kids are doing a great job adjusting.  We even completed our first full day of small reading group rotations!  Woohoo!!

I was googling an image for Plaidypus Lost, our third story in the Scott Foresman program, and I came across this post from April at Chalk Talk from last year.  I loved the idea of a permanent Story Map to use week after week with each story read.  I am currently making my chart and will include a photo when it is complete but I am copying the same design shown in the Chalk Talk post.

Here are the graphics and text I am using for my pirate theme this year, which I am loving by the way! I printed the text on colored paper and will use a large sheet of white chart paper for the chart.

Story Map Chart

Thanks to Scrappin Doodles...
Story Map Graphics

I also made these signs to differentiate fiction and non-fiction books that we read in Scott Foresman.  I have used google images to download pictures of the book covers and laminated them.  As we read each story, we will place the cover under the fiction or non-fiction sign.  I have been meaning to do this for the past several years so finally, here they are!

Fiction Non Fiction Signs