Fiction or Literature Graphic Organizers Print or Digital

Grade Levels
3rd - 8th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Activity
40 pages
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The Literature Thought Journal contains a 40 page PDF that can be used to create a graphic organizer booklet for your students to use with literature, including novels or short stories, to analyze characters, setting, plot structure (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution), mood, and theme. There are also general pages for younger or below grade level students. There are multiple versions of similar pages so that you can include multiple pages for the same topic while still providing variety for your students. Simply choose the options you wish to create a personalized graphic organizer booklet. Or, if you prefer, you can use single pages to work on one type of analysis at a time, such as setting.

These graphic organizers are simple and printer-friendly! Use these organizers to help students stay focused during reading activities, especially for longer texts, such as novels.

This product is very low prep. The only preparation needed is to choose the pages you wish to print and then print! If your copier does not staple, then you will have to staple the pages into a booklet format, if you wish.

You can choose to print simple pages for students to record their thoughts or choose pages labeled with a variety of elements related to literature. These pages contain a variety of labels that are similar so that you can choose the wording that works best for you. For example, there are pages included with "problem and solution" and pages with "conflict and resolution." There are also general pages for lower grade levels that have not yet learned specific names for parts of the plot.

*** This product can be used with TPT's Easel activity maker. This tool allows you to take a PDF product and interact with it digitally by inserting a digital layer over the PDF. You can then assign this activity with a link through Google Classroom and the students will be directed to TPT to complete the work. I have already made some adjustments to the Easel version of this product to help get you started. Feel free to make further adjustments. Remember, you cannot edit the actual PDF file, but you can add text boxes, text annotations, delete pages, etc. Students can type in text boxes, type using the text tool, highlight, and use a pen tool. The pen tool and text tool are best suited to this resource. The printable PDF can still be used if you do not wish to use the digital version.***

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The pages are labeled in the following categories:

Character Analysis (3 pages)

Setting Analysis (3 pages)

Problem (2 pages)

Conflict (2 pages)

Rising Action (3 pages)

Climax (2 pages)

Falling Action (3 pages)

Resolution (2 pages)

Solution (2 pages)

Problem and Solution (2 pages)

Conflict and Resolution (2 pages)

Theme (2 pages)

Mood (2 pages)

Important Events (3 pages)

My Thoughts (7 pages)

Note that there are no page numbers as teachers may wish to include multiple copies of the same page or not include all pages at once. The inconsistency in numbering when done this way may confuse students.

Note that none of the product is able to be edited due to the terms of use of the materials used to create the product.

The buyer cannot create derivative products.

***Note that the preview file is not printable and contains watermarks for security purposes. The main product file does not include visible watermarks.***

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Total Pages
40 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.


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