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TheStory Map


Gradelevel: Third Grade







Inthe ancient Italian society, there existed an intelligent young mancalled Galileo. This young man often inquired why everything in theuniverse seemed to be the way he saw them. One day, while at theCathedral at Pisa, Galileo observed how lamps swung back and forthany time the wind was blowing (Fermi &ampBernadini 88). Interestingly, Galileonoticed that lamps with longer ropes swung slower than those withshorter ones. According to Baldwin(91), this phenomenon surprised him hence, stimulating interest onwhy the lamps swung the way they did. In the end, Galileo observedthat pendulums swing at a rate of sixty times a minute.


Thegraphical organization of a story map and the logical coherence of astory frame make these strategies appropriate for students who finddifficulty in following prose. These strategies allow such learnersto comprehend the subject matter of various stories written bydifferent authors. Moreover, these strategies enable young readers tounderstand all aspects of a story. For instance, in Galileoand the Lamps, a student canunderstand the motivation behind Galileo’s discoveries that haveplayed a pivotal role in changing the world. An interesting aspectof story maps and story frames is that they enable readers to developvivid mental pictures of the plot of short and long stories.


Baldwin,James. Thirtymore famous stories retold.Chapel Hill, N.C.: Yesterday’s Classics, 2011.Print.Fermi,Laura &amp Bernadini, Gilberto. Galileoand the Scientific Revolution.New Jersey: Courier Corporation, 2013. Print.