Story Map Graphic Organizers

Improve Student Reading Comprehension

Help students better remember and comprehend the important elements of a story with powerful visual tools.

  • 100s of premade graphic organizer templates to get a headstart
  • Virtual whiteboard with freehand drawing to facilitate online teaching
  • Real-time collaboration to work with students remotely
  • PNG, PDF, and SVG export for publishing and sharing
Story Map Graphic Organizers
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Easy Tools for Story Mapping

Easy Tools for Story Mapping

Easy Tools for Story Mapping

Multiple ready-made graphic organizer templates for reading comprehension and writing; story maps, sequence charts, biography graphic organizers & more.

Simple to use drag and drop tools and Plus Create to quickly map out ideas, organize information, and visualize relationships during lessons.

Configurable color themes and advanced text formatting to customize your story map according to any preferred theme.

Infinite canvas with freehand drawing to enable students to illustrate their thinking freely on the canvas.

Import or drag and drop images to the canvas or use built-in Google image search to browse the internet for graphics to further clarify the information students have read.


Collaborate with Students Remotely

Collaborate with Students Remotely

Interactive online whiteboard with professional diagramming tools to conduct collaborative brainstorming sessions and facilitate classroom discussions.

Video conferencing baked into the platform to feel like you are in the same classroom while engaging with students.

Real-time cursors for any number of participants. Collaborate with students on a shared canvas during lessons.

Comment with context. Full comment threads and discussions for async collaboration to streamline giving students feedback or obtaining feedback from them.

Multiple access and role levels to streamline sharing, reviewing, and editing graphic organizers with students, parents, or colleagues.

Collaborate with Students Remotely
Create Effective Learning Material

Create Effective Learning Material

Create Effective Learning Material

Built-in presentation tools to instantly arrange visuals and information on the canvas and create interactive presentations and graphic organizers.

Insert additional documents and links to resources with in-app previews on the story map to provide more context.

Embed your story map in any site, or in Google docs, sheets, or slides, and Powerpoint presentations.

Export your story map as SVGs, PDFs, and PNGs to publish, present, print, and share.

Infinite canvas that scales up to 1000s of items in a single view to create a central repository of resources, learning material, instructions, and assignments for students.

What Is a Story Map?

A story map is a technique that involves using a graphic organizer to help students identify the key elements of a story or novel, which will include the characters, plot, environment, themes, etc. More complex stories can include additional elements for an in-depth approach. Story maps are generally used by teachers to help students improve their comprehension, research, and analyzing skills in the classroom. Different versions of story maps are also used in marketing, sales, and product development to create products or user stories.

How to Create a Story Map?

  • Get started on your story map by discussing the main elements of the story, such as the characters, plot, obstacles, etc. This will help your group understand the concept. You can even create a story map for the beginning, middle, or end of the story.
  • Start creating your story map on Creately once you decide on the elements to focus on, and the model you will be creating.
  • You can import images, link documents or resources that are related to your story for reference as well. Select shapes of your choice from the extensive shape library, and add your text.
  • To save time, you can also select an editable story map template from Creately, customize the color palette and add your information.
  • Once the details are filled in, you can start analyzing the story with your group, and interact through video conferencing and comment threads.
  • Export your story map in PNG, SVG, JPEG, and PDF formats for sharing with group members, or publishing on popular platforms. Invite group members to Creatley’s shared workspace via email or an invite link.