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Learning objects Story map: tool

TLF ID L9496

Use an interactive tool to create a story map for a narrative. Recall the following elements of a story: title, setting, characters, orientation, complication and resolution. Then use a writing tool to add these elements to your story map. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students recall the events of a story.
  • Students create a visual story map to identify the following story elements: title, setting, characters, orientation, complication and resolution.
Educational value
  • Introduces students to the concept of a story map (a type of graphic organiser).
  • Provides an option to print the student's completed story map.
  • Designed for use on interactive whiteboards by early years users. For example, selectable elements have been positioned to allow users to easily reach them.
Year level

F; 1

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Literature
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Name: Rachel Kennedy
    • Address: Mentone VIC 3194 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Rachel Kennedy
    • Address: Mentone VIC 3194 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Lynda Matthews
    • Address: Mount Barker SA 5251 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256kb/s or faster. This learning object is suitable for use on most interactive whiteboards with the following constructions: hard and soft surface, electromagnetic and conductive.
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.