Note that it is also possible to map out the Author's locations and experiences before beginning or at any time in the process. View the separate learning scenario entitle Map your Author for more information, and for a sample map showing only author locations!
Procedure and Questions:
Students should considered the following questions:
Where does the story take place?
For this question, several slides will likely be necessary, one for each place or as student feel makes best sense.)
How does the social context alter or contribute to the meaning of this text?
Students can choose to separate their answer to this question in a separate slide. And/or they can interpret this idea for each of the place slides, to better explain the effect of social context in that scene in the novel.
What perspective has the writer taken? Excluded?
Why did the writer write this text?
Again, for the above two questions, students could choose to isolate this answers to these points into separate slides, and/or devote sections of each slide (i.e. for each location!) to answering these questions as they apply in that particular scene/place.
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Note that when you first register, you might have to write a secret passcode (learn2map), as well as your own password choice.
Click to Create a map. Zoom in to an area large enough to contain the places in your story.
Click CREATE to actually create your map at that zoom and location, then title your map as follows:
‘Yourname, Your Story Name’
This project was one of many Cartograf mapping scenarios designed and completed by students of Ruwani Payoe and Heather Morrison of English Montreal School Board (EMSB). To read more about their experience and how this project fit into their learning goals, visit Interactive Reader Maps in the English Language Arts Classroom.