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Comprehension Pack (Graphic Organizers and Activities)

Comprehension Pack (Graphic Organizers and Activities)
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Comprehension Items/Directions:

Art Gallery-
-Directions: teacher reads a book without showing the illustrations; students make illustrations as the teacher reads (teacher then shows the illustrations and students compare with their own)
-Rationale: helps students pick up on story clues and match illustrations to text

Book News-
-Directions: students retell the story using this newspaper inspired graphic organizer; they focus on the central message/them
-Rationale: helps students with their retelling skills using an engaging format

Character Feelings-
-Directions: students choose 3 characters from the story; draw a picture depicting their emotions, and use describing words to match the character’s emotions
-Rationale: helps students analyze characters and their emotions

Character Response-
-Directions: students draw a picture of a character and write sentences describing the character
-Rationale: helps students analyze the character

Conference Form-
-Directions: the teacher uses this form as conferencing rubric to evaluate students’ retelling and read aloud skills
-Rationale: helps the teacher and student (if teacher involves the student in the process) to evaluate and make notes for improvement

Discussion Director (two versions)-
-Directions: students must create a question that they think should be on the test about the story; they must answer their question (students can then ask the class and the class can answer)
-Rationale: helps the students with their asking and answering skills, as well as promotes a student-led classroom

Ending It Your Way!-
-Directions: students create a new ending to the story
-Rationale: helps students with story structure and promotes creativity

Ending Scene-
-Directions: students read only the last page of the story and work backwards to create the middle and beginning of the story
-Rationale: helps students with story structure and promotes creativity

Freeze Frame-
-Directions: students will draw an illustration from the story (their freeze frame); they will present their illustration to the class and the class must guess what part of the story the illustration comes from
-Rationale: helps the students with their story structure and presentation skills, as well as promotes a student-led classroom

Illustrator (two versions)-
-Directions: students must draw an illustration from the story, including characters and the setting; they then explain how the illustration goes along with the text of the story
-Rationale: helps students analyze illustrations and make connections between them and the text of the story

Lit Circle Response Sheet-
-Directions: students look for interesting words, make an illustration, and ask a question about the story
-Rationale: helps students come up with talking points for their book discussions

Lit Circle Rules Sheet-
-Directions: teacher models rules and reinforces them
-Rationale: helps with lit circle structure and maximizes effectiveness

Locked Up Book Sheet
-Directions: the teacher shows students the book cover (I put a binder clip on it so it’s “locked up.”), students make predictions about what the story will be about
-Rationale: helps students make predictions based upon the title and the front cover

Made Me Feel Sheet
-Directions: students use this graphic to determine how the story and/or characters’ actions made them feel
-Rationale: helps students analyze how the story makes them feel

My Book Cover
-Directions: students create a new book cover for the story and describe how their illustration gives clues about the characters and setting
-Rationale: helps students further their understanding of the characters and setting, as well as promotes creativity

Picture Word Sort
-Directions: students will draw illustrations from the story, cut them out, and give them to their partner to sort
-Rationale: helps students will story sequencing

Question Cards
-Directions: students use them to ask questions about the story
-Rationale: helps students develop questioning skills

Quick Draw
-Directions: teacher can put this graphic organizer in a plastic sleeve; students use it to respond to the teacher’s questions/prompts
-Rationale: gives students another avenue for response

Quick Write
-Directions: teacher can put this graphic organizer in a plastic sleeve; students use it to respond to the teacher’s questions/prompts
-Rationale: gives students another avenue for response

Reading Response
-Directions: students create an illustration and respond to the story
-Rationale: helps students analyze the story

Sequence Response
-Directions: students draw the beginning, middle and end of the story
-Rationale: helps students with sequencing

Setting the Scene
-Directions: students use adjectives to describe the setting of the story
-Rationale: helps students analyze the setting

Story of the Week Review
-Directions: students draw the cover of the story, rate the story (from 1 to 5 stars), and write a short review; students present their reviews to their group or class
-Rationale: helps students analyze the story and it promotes a student-led classroom

Story Response
-Directions: students create an illustration and respond to the story
-Rationale: helps students analyze the story

Story Review
-Directions: students create an illustration and review the story
-Rationale: helps students analyze the story

Team Test
-Directions: students work in groups to create questions that they think should be on the test about the story; they must answer their questions (students can then ask the class and the class can answer)
-Rationale: helps the students with their questioning skills, as well as promotes a student-led classroom

Think, Read, Check
-Directions: the teacher writes a statement, students agree or disagree with it before reading, and then students read the non-fiction story/article, afterwards they see if they still agree or disagree
-Rationale: helps students make predictions and reevaluate them

What’s in a Name?
-Directions: students examine the title of a book and make predictions based upon the title, then listen to the story and create their own title based upon the content of the book
-Rationale: helps students make predictions and reevaluate them

Who Am I?
-Directions: student will draw a picture of their character, as well as clues (the class tries to guess the character based upon the illustration and clues
-Rationale: helps students analyze the characters, promotes a student-led classroom

Window Pane Visualization
-Directions: students create illustrations for the story after their teacher reads it
-Rationale: helps students make connections between the text and illustrations


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Teaching Duration
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