Teach early readers to use specific reading comprehension skills such as those listed below. Clear, easy to use graphic organizers come with step by step lesson plans. Plans can be "read" to teach lesson, making these plans easy for beginning teachers or substitutes. Most plans are common core aligned.
A "poster" of each graphic organizer makes it easy to project the organizer for an introduction or to keep on hand for discussion of text structures and/or review of comprehension skills.
This collection includes graphic organizers, plans and posters for all of the important comprehension skills / text structures taught at the primary level. Many GOs have simplified (fewer details) versions as well, so differentiating for students with lower ability is easier.
Comprehension Skills taught:
*Compare and Contrast: Characters and Events, Information
*Characters and Setting
*(2) Character Traits (4 and 6 traits)
*(2) Cause and Effect (2 and 4 relationships)
*(2) Main Idea/Details (3 and 4 details)
*(2) Problem and Solution / Problem/Event/Solution
*Make a Text to Self Connection
*Make a Text to Text Connection
*Use Clues to Make an Inference (2 styles)
*Use Facts or Details to Draw a Conclusion
*Character Changes from Beginning to End of Story
*Story Elements (Characters, Setting, Major Events)
*Use Sequence to Retell
*Form Opinion About Text and Give Reasons
*(2) Topic and Details (4 details and 6 details)
*Identify What I Knew and What I Learned
*Author’s Reasons to Support a Point
I have been teaching for 29 years. Much of my experience has been with kindergarten and first grade. I hold a Masters in Reading Education and have presented workshops at various conferences in New York State on the use of graphic organizers to promote reading comprehension and writing skills. I also write for a publisher of elementary teaching materials.