Dr. Seuss Story Maps

For the past few weeks we have been working on Story Maps. I am so happy with the way my Dr. Seuss Unit turned out because my students are really getting story elements.

The standards we are focusing on.

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I created a Dr. Seuss themed Story Elements anchor chart.

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On Day 1, we read the story for enjoyment. Then we read it again to and pay close attention to the characters and setting. I brainstorm with my class and write down what they are saying on the whiteboard. I bought these AWESOME magnets from Oriental Trading Company that help us with Story Elements.

http://www.orientaltrading.com/web/browse/processProductsCatalog?mode=Searching&sku=13679379

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These are the best magnets!! I use them all the time 🙂

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On Day 2, we read the story again and pay attention to the problem and the solution. I fill this out on the whiteboard with the magnets and I also have them do their worksheet.

On Day 3, we create a story map about what we read. I use the Sequence of Events magnet we talk about what happened, first, next, then, and last. Then the students fill out the story map with my guidance.

On Day 4, we share out what we did for our story map.

Near the end of the unit, I allow students to start working independently, but not my entire class. I want to model what I expect as much as possible so that the students understand what we are trying to achieve.

You can get a free download of one of the Dr. Suess stories on my TeachersPayTeachers store or you can buy the entire unit for just $4.95!

The Freebie:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREEBIE-Dr-Suess-Story-Maps-GREEN-EGGS-AND-HAM-2055788

The Entire Unit:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dr-Suess-Story-Maps-and-Story-Elements-2055797

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