Reading Summary and Prediction sheet. This reading graphic organizer for fiction can be used with Literature Circles or whole group instruction. Give the handouts to your students and have them fill out after reading a chapter or significant event in their book or story. They will need to summarize the important event, giving details about plot, setting, and characters, and then they will fill in expectations of what they predict will happen next.
These can be used as a guide during reading, or as a review for major events in almost any novel or short story. Great for making predictions. I like to use these when we get to an important or exciting event in a story. There are two different sheets which you can use for differentiation. Alternatively, you can give the graphic organizer to students to fill out individually, and then have them work together as partners or in groups to fill out the summary/expectation sheet, or vice versa. Students have to determine why the event is important, the sequence of events leading up to it, the location and people involved, and the cause and possible effects of this event in the story. By using this reading strategy, students are often surprised to learn that they have just identified many of the elements of a story- the plot, theme, characters, setting, and problem.
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