These graphic organizers are designed to help students retell the parts of a story: Characters, Setting, Beginning, Middle and End. They are differentiated for multiple ability levels.
The first, second and third graphic organizers align with SOLs K.9 f, g; 1.9 f, g, h; 2.8 e, h; 2.9 f; 3.5 d, f, g, h, i, j; They require the student to write the character names, setting (where the story took place) and a beginning middle and end to retell the story.
The first graphic organizer is differentiated for younger students or lower writers. They can draw the characters, setting, beginning, middle and end.
The second graphic organizer has space for students to write a short phrase in addition to a picture.
The third graphic organizer has a more detailed retelling, using key words such as first, next, then, after that and finally. In the retelling students can identify characters, problem, solution and use details. There is a version for students to draw pictures only and a version for students to draw and write.
The last two graphic organizers are for higher elementary, asking students to talk about Theme, Genre, Setting-where, when and Point of View. This page aligns primarily with SOLs 2.8 and 3.5.
All organizers are modified to have younger students draw pictures instead of write the details required. This allows older students who struggle with writing or who learn in different ways the opportunity to show what they know.
Look to slide 2 to see the Common Core and SOL alignments broken down.