Create a Map to Elaborate a Story
I learned this trick from a writing book for adults and adapted it for my students. When a writer creates a map of the setting, it helps them elaborate more of the story. I found when I had my students create a map of their short stories, it helped them keep track of their plot. They moved their characters on a journey from one place to another.
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I am a third generation public school teacher who has been in education since 1987. I have taught elementary students full time for 20+ years. I am also a freelance curriculum writer. You can contact me at mrs.mjbauer(at)gmail(dot)com.