There is a lot of close reading that happens in my classroom. Some skills are still abstract and difficult for students to grasp even after being exposed to them in years prior. My graphic organizers have made it easier for students to stay on track with their close reading, and find valuable text evidence for one skill at a time.
These organizers are generic enough to be used in multiple grades, texts, and fit in nicely with the CCSS!
Skills included are:
Point of View
Elements of Fiction (character, setting, plot)
Effect & Cause (taught in that order!)