40 graphic organizers / reading response printables for Halloween / October.
This set of 40 graphic organizers can be used with any Halloween themed book. Have your class complete a sheet after story time or independent reading to gain a greater understanding of the text.
The graphic organizers address the following:
Plot and Setting - 20 worksheets
1. Tell Me About - Students list the characters, and describe the plot and setting.
2. Let Me Know -This graphic organizer covers what, when, where, who and why and asks the child to suggest an alternate ending.
3. What’s the Main Idea? - Students write the main idea and the details that support their choice.
4. Cause and Effect - Explore cause and effect within a story.
5. What’s your Favorite Part? - Students explain their favorite part of the story.
6. My Favorite Part – Students draw and then explain their favorite part of the story.
7. Sequence the Events (unlined to draw the events)
8. Sequence the Events (lined to write the events)
9. Sequence the Story (beginning, middle, end)
10. Follow the Clues - Use this worksheet before reading the story during a picture walk or discussion of the text. Students must write down three clues that have led them to predict what the story is about.
11. Text Detective - Use only the cover of the book to help student predict what the story is about. Students draw their answers.
12. Text Detective Use only the cover of the book to help student predict what the story is about. Students write their answers.
13. I Can Make Connections – Students make a connection between the text and themselves, another text and the wide world
14. What’s the Problem? – Students write about a problem in the book and its solution.
15. How Do You Feel? – Students write what they liked and didn’t like in the story and what they found interesting.
16. Let the Author Know What You Think – Students write or draw what they liked, what they learned and how they felt.
17. How Exciting Students make a plot profile of the story that examines how exciting the story was.
18.Compare the Stories (lined) – Students use the Venn diagram to compare two stories.
19. Compare the Stories (unlined) – Students use the Venn diagram to compare two stories.
20. Let’s Finish Up – Students write how the story ended and give an alternative ending.
Vocabulary – 5 worksheets
1. New Vocabulary – Students list new vocabulary in the text and then use it in a sentence.
2. Words, Words, Words – Students find a new word in the story and write its part of speech and meaning and then write it in a sentence.
3. Just the Nouns – Students choose ten nouns from the book, put them in alphabetical order, draw a picture and write a sentence using one of the words.
4. Characters and Setting – Students list the adjectives that describe the characters and setting.
5. Word Search – Students place ten ‘tricky’ words from the text in a word search.
Character – 15 worksheets
1. Tell Me About Yourself - Students must describe the character.
2. Wanted – Students must choose a character from the story and give
a reason as to why they choose that particular character.
3. Character Collage – Students draw a collage of pictures that depict
the character’s actions/behavior. They then must give a reason as to
why those pictures were chosen.
4. Happy Birthday – Students explore the likes, dislikes or needs of the
5. Someone... Wanted... But... So... Then... – Students examine the
character’s problem and the solution to it.
6. Changes – Students look at how the character’s behavior changes
throughout the story.
7. What Did __________ Say? – Student write down a statement made
by a character and then look at why they said it.
8. Who’s the Star? – Students draw their favorite character and explain
why they chose it.
9. Who’s Your Favorite? – Students choose a favorite character and
write what the character did that they really liked.
10. A Lesson Learned – Students examine a lesson that the character learned through the course of the story.
11. A New Comer – Students must introduce a new character to the story and write about the changes this character would bring.
12. I Know My Characters – Students describe the character in terms of what they saw, thought, felt and did.
13. Character Study – Students decide whether they would like a particular character to be their friend.
14. Character Web – Students answer questions about a character.
15. Character Comparison – Students use the Venn diagram to compare two characters.
Please note, an extra five pages with British English spelling have been included.
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