Today I have a freebie for you. I created a little foldable/lapbook based on the traditional Story Map with some analysis questions built in. You can get a copy here.
We are going to use it with the book The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco. This is a really sweet story on Hannukkah and helping others. This would also be a great story for discussing theme or moral of a story.
Earlier this week we watched the video version of My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother on Storyline Online. While reading the story, we discussed character traits and examples from the story on why they are that trait. This is also a great book to discuss character development and how a character can change through the course of a story, as well as how characters' views of other characters can develop throughout a story.
Both stories involve the same characters. Next week we are talking about point of view, and we will refer back to these two stories. My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother is written in 1st person point of view and The Trees of the Dancing Goats is written in 3rd person point of view. Since both stories involve the same characters they make a good contrast for the different ways stories can be delivered.