Story Mapping: An Alternative Path to Comprehension.
According to schema theory, comprehension is defined as an active, integrative process in which the reader fuses prior knowledge with new information to alter or create a data structure for storing generic information related to specific concepts or events. A widely held belief is that reading comprehension can be improved by the use of specific scheme building activities. Therefore, in order to improve comprehension one should facilitate the scheme building process.
Reutzel, D. R. (1984). Story Mapping: An Alternative Path to Comprehension. Reading World (Was Reading Research and Instruction from 1989; Now Literacy Research and Instruction, from 2008), 24 (December), pp. 16-25.