Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Centers - Graphic Organizers for Reading

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Reading activities for Nonfiction and Fiction Standards. These activities are perfect for Literacy Centers and Guided Reading. These reading activities are more than just graphic organizers. Simply pair any of these reading activity sheets with a Non-Fiction OR Fiction text, and you have an instant activity for your students! (Directions and Explanation included)

This BUNDLED resource includes 42 Fiction and Non-Fiction Reading Activity Sheets that can be used during Literacy Centers and/or Guided Reading. These activity sheets were created to align with the Common Core Standards, and are meant to reinforce “good” reading strategies. These sheets are MORE than just graphic organizers!


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Each Activity Sheet Includes...
★ An explanation of the skill/strategy and why we use it
★ Directions on how to complete the activity with the text
★ A chart or organizer for students to complete and show their thinking.

**These activity sheets were designed so that you can use each one multiple times just by changing out the text.


Non-Fiction Skills/Strategies Include:
⌘ KWL Chart
⌘ Asking Questions Before, During, and After Reading
⌘ Previewing Vocabulary
⌘ Previewing the Text
⌘ Making Inferences
⌘ Analyzing Text Features
⌘ Determining Main Idea and Supporting Details
⌘ Identifying Topic Sentences and Supporting Details
⌘ Text Structure (Chronological Order, Compare and Contrast, Cause and Effect, and Problem and Solution)
⌘ Writing a Summary
⌘ Using Context Clues
⌘ Fact vs. Opinion
⌘ Analyzing Different Points of View in a Text
⌘ Reflecting on a Text.

Fiction Skill/Strategies Included:
⌘ Making Inferences
⌘ Theme
⌘ Analyzing Characters' Actions
⌘ Write a Summary
⌘ Analyzing the Setting
⌘ Analyzing Characters
⌘ Comparing Characters
⌘ Comparing Texts
⌘ Using Context Clues
⌘ Analyzing Similes & Metaphors
⌘ Point of View & Perspective
⌘ What's the Main Idea
⌘ Elements of Fiction
⌘ Problem & Solution (2 sheets)
⌘ Cause & Effect (2 sheets)
⌘ Sequence of Events
⌘ Beyond the Text
⌘ Making Connections
⌘ Making Predictions
⌘ Visualizing

How to Use These In Your Classroom!
All you will need for these activity sheets to work in your classroom is a variety of Fiction and Non-Fiction texts (articles, websites, books, picture books, short stories, chapter books).

As a teacher, I always seem to have a collection of texts, but nothing to go with them. This resource solves that problem!!! I place a few different texts out for my students to choose from (as one of my Literacy Centers), and one of these Activity Sheets (depending on the skill we are working on). I change out the activity sheet once a week, and provide new texts as needed. Students can also use their "independent reading" book with these sheets!

Another way I use this resource in my classroom is during Guided Reading. I use any text of my choosing, and the activity sheet that aligns with the standard I am teaching. This is a great way to differentiate. You can use the same activity sheet with each group, but with a different text (on their level).

Another tool I am including with this resource is a chart that will help you align your own collection of Non-Fiction texts with the activity sheets included (Non-Fiction ONLY). With this tool, once you determine a non-fiction text goes well with one of the activity sheets, you can write the name of the article on the chart and place a check next to the skills it aligns best with. Many of the activity sheets will go with ANY Non-Fiction text you have. Some of the activity sheets will go better with some than others (ex. Text Structure).

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Free Online Resources for Non-Fiction Texts
No-Fuss Literacy Centers



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The Graphics in this product are by:
Creative Clips by Krista Wallden
Graphics by Ashley Hughes
Lindy du Plessis
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1 Year

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Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Centers - Graphic Organizer
Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Centers - Graphic Organizer
Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Centers - Graphic Organizer
Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Centers - Graphic Organizer