This graphic organizer is a great tool for students to use while reading non-fiction. This response sheet can be used again and again whenever students are asked to complete some non-fiction reading. It pulls upon the power of strong reading practices by asking them to preview the text, setting a purpose, and summarizing. This graphic organizer can be used as a scaffold for all readers and is a good tool for ELL students as well.
Simply print this worksheet out and pass out to students before they start reading a selection. Students then fill out each part of the paper as they read. When they begin the text, they are asked to preview it and look for organizational and text features. Students are then asked to read the text by setting a purpose and taking notes that align with that. This graphic organizer has a place for students to put sticky notes that they have used to gather evidence as they read. As they finish they are asked to summarize their reading and understanding of the text. They are also asked about vocabulary they had trouble with and how they figured out what they word(s) meant. This also has a word recognition portion at the end that can be modified with different vocabulary words as identified by class data.
Teachers can then collect the student work and use it to gather evidence for small group instruction, check for understanding, or other purposes.