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Students use a story-mapping template to create a story box.
Have students complete a Story Map Worksheet about a book they have read. Then tell students they will use the information in the worksheet to create a story box.
Provide each student with a story box template. (See http://www.msssbible.com/crafts/storybox/cube.htm.) Each square in the template should be 3 inches across. Explain to students that they must fill in the squares using the following information from their story map work sheets:
When the story boxes are completed, encourage students to share them with their class mates.
Source: Story Maps and Boxes.
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