Graphic Organizers for Comprehension Perspective Taking and Figurative Language

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These graphic organizers can be used in all subject areas to support skills such as reading comprehension, critical thinking, comprehension of language and concepts in the curriculum, complex/compound sentence building, organization for written and oral narratives, social perspective-taking, figurative language, and much more.

⭐️ For a step-by-step guide about how to use this resource, watch this video. ⭐️


  • 1 Categories graphic organizer with Clue Words that helps students talk about how they've categorized items
  • 4 Cause & Effect graphic organizers with Clue Words that help students use complex and compound sentences to talk about cause and effect relationships
  • 1 Feel/Think/Say graphic organizer that helps students with perspective-taking and point of view
  • 1 Main Idea & Details graphic organizer that helps students organize their thoughts and information
  • 1 Problem & Solutions graphic organizer that helps students identify and problem and then formulate a Plan A, Plan B, etc.
  • 1 Sayings graphic organizer that helps students understand figurative and nonliteral language
  • 1 Timeline graphic organizer with Clue Words that helps students organize a sequence of events and to generate a chronological narrative
  • 1 Venn Diagram graphic organizer with Clue Words that helps students compare and contrast items and to use language to do so
  • Instructions, inlcuding video instructions
  • Supporting research

These visual supports are incredibly useful tools on their own, and are also key components of StoryWhys, a research-based system of book companions for both individuals and mixed groups who are working on higher-level language and thinking skills.

StoryWhys is a one-of-a-kind, literature-based system that combines high-quality storybooks with book companions that contain a set of clear and consistent visual/graphic supports, and that targets the following skill areas:

✔️Comprehension and use of Tier 2 vocabulary

✔️Critical thinking and higher-level comprehension (categories, cause & effect, compare/contrast, main idea & details, etc.)

✔️Perspective-taking/social inferencing with specific feelings/emotion vocabulary

✔️Comprehension of figurative language

✔️Morphological knowledge

✔️Complex/compound sentence building

✔️Sequencing and formulation of organized narratives

And, the best part is, the more you use StoryWhys, the better it works!

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