Reading Bundle (40 Graphic Organizers and Games)

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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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Are you looking for graphic organizers and games to supplement your first, second, or third grade classroom? Then this bundle is your answer! (These organizers and games can be used with ANY reading program!)

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Comprehension Items/Directions:

(You can buy these comprehension items in a separate pack here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Comprehension-Pack-Graphic-Organizers-and-Activities-2698192)

1. Art Gallery
-Directions: teacher reads a book without showing the illustrations; students make illustrations as the teacher reads (teacher then shows the illustrations and students compare with their own)
-Rationale: helps students pick up on story clues and match illustrations to text
2. Book News
-Directions: students retell the story using this newspaper inspired graphic organizer; they focus on the central message/them
-Rationale: helps students with their retelling skills using an engaging format
3. Character Feelings
-Directions: students choose 3 characters from the story; draw a picture depicting their emotions, and use describing words to match the character’s emotions
-Rationale: helps students analyze characters and their emotions
4. Character Response
-Directions: students draw a picture of a character and write sentences describing the character
-Rationale: helps students analyze the character
5. Conference Form
-Directions: the teacher uses this form as conferencing rubric to evaluate students’ retelling and read aloud skills
-Rationale: helps the teacher and student (if teacher involves the student in the process) to evaluate and make notes for improvement
6. Discussion Director (two versions)
-Directions: students must create a question that they think should be on the test about the story; they must answer their question (students can then ask the class and the class can answer)
-Rationale: helps the students with their asking and answering skills, as well as promotes a student-led classroom
7. Ending It Your Way!
-Directions: students create a new ending to the story
-Rationale: helps students with story structure and promotes creativity
8. Ending Scene
-Directions: students read only the last page of the story and work backwards to create the middle and beginning of the story
-Rationale: helps students with story structure and promotes creativity
9. Freeze Frame
-Directions: students will draw an illustration from the story (their freeze frame); they will present their illustration to the class and the class must guess what part of the story the illustration comes from
-Rationale: helps the students with their story structure and presentation skills, as well as promotes a student-led classroom
10. Illustrator (two versions)
-Directions: students must draw an illustration from the story, including characters and the setting; they then explain how the illustration goes along with the text of the story
-Rationale: helps students analyze illustrations and make connections between them and the text of the story
11. Lit Circle Response Sheet
-Directions: students look for interesting words, make an illustration, and ask a question about the story
-Rationale: helps students come up with talking points for their book discussions
12. Lit Circle Rules Sheet
-Directions: teacher models rules and reinforces them
-Rationale: helps with lit circle structure and maximizes effectiveness
13. Locked Up Book Sheet
-Directions: the teacher shows students the book cover (I put a binder clip on it so it’s “locked up.”), students make predictions about what the story will be about
-Rationale: helps students make predictions based upon the title and the front cover
14. Made Me Feel Sheet
-Directions: students use this graphic to determine how the story and/or characters’ actions made them feel
-Rationale: helps students analyze how the story makes them feel
15. My Book Cover
-Directions: students create a new book cover for the story and describe how their illustration gives clues about the characters and setting
-Rationale: helps students further their understanding of the characters and setting, as well as promotes creativity
16. Picture Word Sort
-Directions: students will draw illustrations from the story, cut them out, and give them to their partner to sort
-Rationale: helps students will story sequencing
17. Question Cards
-Directions: students use them to ask questions about the story
-Rationale: helps students develop questioning skills
18. Quick Draw
-Directions: teacher can put this graphic organizer in a plastic sleeve; students use it to respond to the teacher’s questions/prompts
-Rationale: gives students another avenue for response
19. Quick Write
-Directions: teacher can put this graphic organizer in a plastic sleeve; students use it to respond to the teacher’s questions/prompts
-Rationale: gives students another avenue for response
20. Reading Response
-Directions: students create an illustration and respond to the story
-Rationale: helps students analyze the story
21. Sequence Response
-Directions: students draw the beginning, middle and end of the story
-Rationale: helps students with sequencing
22. Setting the Scene
-Directions: students use adjectives to describe the setting of the story
-Rationale: helps students analyze the setting
23. Story of the Week Review
-Directions: students draw the cover of the story, rate the story (from 1 to 5 stars), and write a short review; students present their reviews to their group or class
-Rationale: helps students analyze the story and it promotes a student-led classroom
24. Story Response
-Directions: students create an illustration and respond to the story
-Rationale: helps students analyze the story
25. Story Review
-Directions: students create an illustration and review the story
-Rationale: helps students analyze the story
26. Team Test
-Directions: students work in groups to create questions that they think should be on the test about the story; they must answer their questions (students can then ask the class and the class can answer)
-Rationale: helps the students with their questioning skills, as well as promotes a student-led classroom
27. Think, Read, Check
-Directions: the teacher writes a statement, students agree or disagree with it before reading, and then students read the non-fiction story/article, afterwards they see if they still agree or disagree
-Rationale: helps students make predictions and reevaluate them
28. What’s in a Name?
-Directions: students examine the title of a book and make predictions based upon the title, then listen to the story and create their own title based upon the content of the book
-Rationale: helps students make predictions and reevaluate them
29. Who Am I?
-Directions: student will draw a picture of their character, as well as clues (the class tries to guess the character based upon the illustration and clues
-Rationale: helps students analyze the characters, promotes a student-led classroom
30. Window Pane Visualization
-Directions: students create illustrations for the story after their teacher reads it
-Rationale: helps students make connections between the text and illustrations

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Fluency Items/Directions:
31. Fluency Feedback Form
-Directions: students read a passage three times and note their improvements the second and third time; they use this information to make a goal for themselves
-Rationale: helps students evaluate their own reading, therefore encouraging goal setting
32. 7 Fluency Triangles
-Directions: students read one more word each time to encourage fluency
-Rationale: builds word recognition and fluency
33. Partner Reading Sign
-Directions: teacher models appropriate behavior, sign reinforces these behaviors
-Rationale: maximizes effectiveness of partner reading time

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Vocabulary Items/Directions:

(You can buy these vocabulary items as a separate pack here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vocabulary-Activities-Games-and-Graphic-Organizers-2698054)

34. Pictionary (can be run off on card stock and put in a plastic sleeve or laminated)
-Directions: one student draws a picture of a vocabulary word and their group tries to guess the word
-Rationale: reinforces vocabulary
35. Vocabulary Buzz
-Directions: students roll the dice, their partners give them a definition (if they get it correct, they get the number of points listed, if they land on buzz, they lose their points and turn)
-Rationale: reinforces vocabulary
36. Vocabulary Guess
-Directions: students place their counters on the word when their teacher reads the definition
-Rationale: reinforces vocabulary
37. Vocabulary Roll
-Directions: students roll the dice and tell their group members about the word
-Rationale: reinforces vocabulary
38. Vocabulary Swat
-Directions: the student reads the definition and the group members swat the word
-Rationale: reinforces vocabulary
39. Word Wizard (3 Versions)
-Directions: students write the word, draw a picture of the word, and use the word in a sentence
-Rationale: reinforces vocabulary
40. WORD-O Template
-Directions: this is a form of BING-O
-Rationale: reinforces vocabulary

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BONUS Smart Board Activities:
1. Question Dice
-Directions: students press the dice to reveal question words, these words are used to generate questions about the story
-Rationale: reinforces questioning skills
2. Retelling Dice
-Directions: student press the dice to reveal story elements, they then ask questions about the story elements
-Rationale: reinforces story elements and questioning skills
3. Vocabulary Race Scoreboard
-Directions: students line up in two lines, the teacher gives the definition, the student who gets it first records the point for his/her team
-Rationale: reinforces vocabulary

Total Pages
43
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Year

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