Today, anyone who wants to read an article or a book can do so quickly. Most can search for reading materials at the click of a mouse or on library/classroom shelves.
But even engaged readers sometimes face information overload. For example, young or beginning readers may have trouble remembering the important elements of a story.
If you're a teacher, you understand this dilemma and likely use multiple resources to help your students understand what they read.
A story map is just one resource that helps young learners with reading comprehension.