Activity Types: Literary Webs

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What is a Literary Web?

A web is a visual map that shows how different categories of information relate to each other. Literary webs (usually known as book reports) help students analyze stories or novels so that they more fully understand the literary elements at play, as well as the composition of the story. These webs provide a structure for ideas and facts that help students learn to organize and prioritize information.

Advantages for use in the classroom:

  • Individual or small group activity

  • Display concepts and the relationships between elements in a visible, structured format

  • Literary webs are easy to create with Inspiration using built-in templates.

Other webbing techniques:

Examples: (be sure to look at all examples)

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