Make a Map of the Setting -- a Printable Map Key
I've taught this lesson twice now with two different sets of fourth graders. I was amazed at how differently each group pursued this task.
I had each write original legends. The first group made maps to illustrate their already completed short stories. This year's group used the maps to continue plotting their stories. Once they had the places drawn on their maps, it caused them to revise their legends in a more logical way.
Stop by Artistry of Education to download two versions of this map key.