Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers for Middle School

Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers for Middle School
Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers for Middle School
Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers for Middle School
Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers for Middle School
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Reading Comprehension: Middle School Foldables, Activities, and Graphic Organizers

This 75 Page Package contains a variety of Reading Comprehension activities and resources designed specifically for the Middle School grades. Included in this reading comprehension packet are a variety of middle school reading strategies based activities, including worksheets, foldables, reader response prompts, and activities. The middle school reading graphic organizers included in this package are perfect for interactive reading notebooks, guided reading practice, after read alouds, language centers, or for comprehension checks. All of the included reading resources support student learning of comprehension strategies.

The included activities can be easily aligned to the common core standards. They include generic reading comprehension worksheets that can be used with ANY TEXT!

All activities are classroom tested and include creative handouts, information sheets, detailed instructions, templates, and rubrics!

This creative and engaging 75 page package includes the following:

Character Cubes: Students use the included template to create 3D cubes that illustrate and describe a character. Completed cubes can be stacked or hung from the ceiling, and make great classroom displays! Template and detailed rubric included!

Character Descriptions: Students choose a character from the novel and use the provided space to illustrate and describe them. A great way for students to practice pulling details from text.

What Would Your Character Do? Students choose a character from the novel and answer a set of “What If…?” questions. This activity really gets students thinking “outside of the box”!

Characterization Chart: Students learn about direct and indirect presentation, and use that information to complete a chart on a character from the novel

Types of Character Foldable: Students learn about different types of characters (Protagonist, Antagonist, Static, Flat, Round, and Dynamic), and create a foldable displaying what they have learned. Students cut out the template on the dotted lines, staple it together, and fill in their information. Excellent for test review! Full template, types of character notes, and detailed foldable construction instructions included!

Protagonist and Antagonist Notes: A set of notes on Protagonist and Antagonist is included. Students read over the teacher version, and use it to fill in their own blank note template. Examples included!

Protagonist and Antagonist Activity: Students use this blank worksheet to illustrate and describe a protagonist and antagonist. You can have students choose a character from a specific story, or have them choose (or create!) one of their own.

Plot - Important Events: Students use the space provided on this handout to describe and illustrate key events from the novel. A great review activity!

Create Your Own Bookmark: Students use this template to create their own bookmark from the novel, according to a list of criteria. A great review tool for students to reflect back on what they have read!

The 5W’s: Students use the space provided on this handout to record information on a key scene in the novel, using the 5W’s of Who, What, Where, When, and Why.

Twenty Questions Activity: Students use this handout to create and answer 20 questions about the novel. A great test review activity!

Dear Diary: Students choose a character from the novel and write a diary entry about a key scene from their point of view. A great creative writing activity!

Create Your Own Action Figure and Play Set: An excellent unit project! Students imagine that they work for a toy company, and choose a character and scene from the novel and to create their own action figure and play set!

Conflict Information Sheet: A page of information describing different types of conflict

Conflict Foldable: Students create a foldable describing the different types of conflict. This is an excellent hands on activity that makes a great study tool! Template included!

Conflict Illustrations: Students use this sheet to illustrate and describe the main type of conflict in their reading.

Venn Diagram Foldable: Students can use this foldable to compare and contrast two different things. Template and instructions for this cool foldable are included!

Genre Notes: Several pages of notes on genre are included. Blank student templates for students to fill out are also included.

Elements of Literature Notes: Several pages of information relating to each element (conflict, foreshadowing, etc.) are organized into an easy to read table. A blank student version is included. These notes can be applied to ANY novel or short story!

Know, Wonder, Discover, Learn: Students use this graphic organizer for pre and post reading. Before reading, students write down what they already know and what they hope to learn about (wonder). After reading, students write about what they have discovered and what they want to learn more about. An excellent graphic organizer that can be used in many ways, with both fiction and non-fiction text!

Series of Events Chains: Students use this graphic organizer to show the order that things unfold in a story or article. A great way to show the order of important plot points in a short story or novel or to remember the way events happened in a non-fiction article. A great universal resource that can be used in many ways!

Setting Worksheet: Students use this worksheet to record and illustrate important information about the time, place, and atmosphere of their story.

Compare and Contrast - Before and After: Students use this cute template to compare and contrast a character or setting. Space is provided for an illustration and description. For example, you may wish to have your students write about the way a character has changed from the beginning of a story or novel to the end.

Blank Foldable Templates: Several blank foldable templates are included. These can be used in an unlimited number of ways! Students simply cut out the templates, fold, and use them to record their information. Use them to write down characteristics of specific characters, setting details, important plot points, vocabulary words, etc. Students love using foldables because they give them the opportunity to show their learning in a hands-on way that is exciting and different. Teachers love them because they are creative and can be used in so many different ways! Templates for a long ticket foldable (3 fold), short ticket foldable (4 fold), picket fence foldable (4 fold), thin picket fence foldable (6 fold), 4 page tab book foldable, 6 page tab book foldable, and matchbook foldable are included!

Sensory Figure Character Comparison: Students use this graphic organizer to compare two characters. On the human body outline, they draw half of each character. In the boxes beside the body, students describe what the characters think, feel, and hear.

Sensory Figure Character Description: Students use this graphic organizer to describe a character. On the human body outline, they draw the character. In the boxes beside the body, students describe what the character thinks, feels, and hears.

Character Library Pocket Foldable: Students create a library pocket style foldable describing a character from their reading. Students cut out, fold, and glue the library pocket together. Students then describe the character on the included lined paper sheet, and insert the sheet into the library pocket. A paper square gets glued on the front, with a student illustration of the character.

Compare and Contrast - Three Way Venn Diagram: Students can use this universal graphic organizer to compare and contrast three different things.

Summary Guide: Students use this step by step graphic organizer to summarize a short story or novel. Special note paper (one for a short story and one for are novel) to write and illustrate student summaries are included!

Figurative Language Notes: Detailed notes on figurative language, with examples, are included. A teacher copy and a blank student copy for students to fill in are included. Great for novels, short stories, and poetry!

Figurative Language Book Project: Students use these included templates to create a book on figurative language. For each page of the book, students must define a figurative language term and provide examples.. When complete, students staple the templates together to make a book. A great review activity, or extension project to go along with the figurative language notes (above).

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