Graphic Organizers

Krystin McGahan
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Graphic Organizers: Creative Graphic Organizers for Fiction...
If you are looking for high quality, engaging yet meaningful graphic organizers for fictional texts you have come to the right place! Included are 18 activities with over 50 PRINTABLE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS to keep your kiddos busy and engaged during your reading block. All of these graphic organizers are generic enough that you can use them again and again and the kids will love repeating them! Every activity comes with step by step directions and Blackline master printables. The best part is that you can use these in a variety of ways during reading. They work great as centers, independent work, literature circles, guided reading, reading folder activities, homework , book projects and finished early activities You can choose how they will work best for you! Ok well enough from me time to get busy printing! These are appropriate for 1-3 depending on ability and reading level. See preview for more slides.

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What's Included:

Point of View Flipbook: Students will have a blast putting together this 4 page flip book sharing their point of views about the setting, characters and solution to the

Making Predictions: This is a great pre-reading and post reading printable to encourage making predictions.

Somebody, Wanted, But, So…: This graphic organizer will help students to show their understanding of how the main problem in the story solved a problem.

Judge This Book By It’s Cover: This is a creative two page printable where the students can rename the book and design a new cover and then provide an explanation for their choices.

Meet The Characters: Students will use this graphic organizer to differentiate between the main character and supporting characters while giving information about each.

Wanted: Every story has a villain and it is now the job of your students to capture him/her. Students will use the WANTED template to create a Wanted poster for the story’s villain.

Character Cash: This is a creative activity by which students will get to choose a character to put on the face of their very own Character Cash. They will also choose the dollar amount and explain why. Then they can fill out the character Shopping List while providing reasons for their decisions.

Pack You Bags: Students will imagine that they have been asked to create a packing list and pack a suitcase for the man character. They will come up with 5 needs and 5 wants that the character should bring on their trip based on what they know about him/her.

Stumped: This is a great graphic organizer to encourage students to use context clues to solve unfamiliar vocabulary that they come across as they read.

You Be The Teacher: In this exciting twist the students get to become the teacher! They will have to write comprehension questions about the story and include the answers and page numbers on the answer key provided.

Trait Detective: Each student will have the opportunity to explore a character of their choice a little deeper. After drawing a picture of the character they choose they will have to list 3 of the characters defining traits and then prove it by referencing quotes or examples from the story.

Greetings From: In this activity students get to imagine that they are visiting the setting of the story. They can design and send a postcard from that place with a short description of what it is like there.

Vocabulary Trading Cards: These are great flashcard templates for students to fill in as they learn the vocabulary words they are working on in the story. Once they have completed them they can use them to study and to quiz each other for the vocabulary test at the end of the story.

And The Award Goes To: Invite the students to choose a character from the story that they would like to present an award to. They can design the award using the certificate template and choose what the award is for. Then they will explain why they chose this award for that character and give 3 reasons why the character deserved it.

Problem and Solution Foldable: Use this interesting foldable to asses your students comprehension. They will have to identify the problem and 4 steps taken in the story to solve it.

Making Connections: This is another flap book that students can use to make three connections to the text: Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World

Reading Scavenger Hunt: This is a great task for early finishers and it can be done over several sittings. Students will go on a scavenger hunt by following the tasks inside each box to look for certain types of words. Once they have found them they can record the word and the page number inside each box.

Reading Response Journal: Included in the journal reproducible is a journal cover and 13 prewritten reading response topics with writing lines and an illustration box for each. There is also a blank page for teachers to write in their own prompts as well as a page of extra writing lines to have on hand.

By: Krystin McGahan

Graphic Organizers: Creative Graphic Organizers for Fiction (50+ Printables!) by Krystin McGahan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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