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Flow Maps Lessons

This Flow Map Lesson follows Circle Map, Bubble Map, Double Bubble Map, and Tree Map lessons shown in my Classroom Storytelling Blog. They are for the story 'The Endless Story'.

 

Before you begin these lessons, retell the story again to your students. Students enjoy listening to the same story again and again. They often tell me they notice different things in the story each time. They also enjoy hearing the parts they remember again. Listening to a story a second or third time reinforces familiar vocabulary. Retelling a story strengthens listener's ability to define unfamiliar words in context increasing aural vocabulary.

The Flow Map to the right is an example of a story summarized in three frames. The process of getting to a Flow Map with beginning, middle and end is retelling in:

For Retelling Rubrics Visit:

literacymethods.wikispaces.com

www.louisianavoices.org

The blue frame in each Flow Map is the Frame of Reference. Each Thinking Map must contain at Frame of Reference.

More on the importance of Frames of Reference as a metacognitive tool at:

Thinking Maps Inc.

National Urban Alliance

Classroom Storytelling Blog

Storyteller Eileen DeLorenzo

www.classroomstoryteller.com

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www.classroomstoryteller.com

Storyteller Eileen DeLorenzo

The Flow Map to the left show the story retold in five frames.

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The Flow Map below retells the story in ten frames. The retelling frames of Miguel's story in red sub-sets shows the building climax of the story.

Storyteller Eileen DeLorenzo

www.classroomstoryteller.com

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