35 Before, During, and After Reading Activities with Graphic Organizers to be used with fiction passages for students in Grades 2 - 5!
Ready-to-Use Fiction Graphic Organizers with Before-During-After Activities includes 35 reading activities with at least one graphic organizer per activity that can be used to study a variety of fiction passages for students in grades 2 through grade 5. Graphic organizers can be used to organize and arrange information so it is more easily understood. The information included in graphic organizers can be used to help readers better comprehend and understand reading passages.
Each activity is divided into Before Reading, During Reading, and After Reading components. A fiction passage is selected to be read and studied. The Before Reading component is directed by the teacher before the passage is read. The During Reading component is done during the reading of the passage. The After Reading component is conducted after the passage is read. The passages can be read out loud by the teacher, individual students, or pairs of students. Passages can be selected by the teacher or students.
Several fiction passages can be selected and used by the teacher to model how an activity can be completed with its graphic organizer. Then the teacher can select another one or two passages to use as guided practice for the activity and graphic organizer. Finally, one or two passages can be picked by the teacher or students to use as independent practice. Once modeled and practiced, the graphic organizers can be used as class work, homework, or in literacy centers for students to complete on their own with passages picked themselves or by the teacher.
The teacher can make overhead transparencies of the passages or sections of the passages and graphic organizers to help model the activities and guide instruction. Transparencies can be made for Before Reading, During Reading, and After Reading activities.
These activities can be used as stand alone lessons or combined with other activities and graphic organizers.
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Table of Contents
Activity / Graphic Organizer This activity and graphic organizer focuses on:
Introduction - how to use the activities and graphic organizers.
1. Prior Knowledge - using prior knowledge to understand fiction passages.
2. Making Predictions Chart - making predictions about text.
3. Making Text Connections - making text-to-self, text, and world connections.
4. Story Map - the people, places, and events in a passage.
5. Problem and Solution Chart - problems and solutions found in fiction passages.
6. Setting Chart - how the where and when affect a fiction passage.
7. Comparing Settings: Where - comparing where a passage takes place to where you live.
8. Story Characters Chart - learning about characters from fiction passages.
9. Character Map - telling about characters in a story.
10. Character Adjectives Map - words that authors use to describe characters.
11. Favorite Character - helping readers tell about a favorite character from a passage.
12. Comparing You to a Character - comparing and contrasting you to a character in a passage.
13. Comparing Characters - comparing and contrasting characters in a passage.
14. Events Chain - what happens first, second, third and so on in a passage.
15. Timeline -putting events from a passage in the order in which they happen.
16. Retelling a Fiction Passage - using a Retelling Rubric to help students retell a fiction passage.
17. Interview - finding out what another person knows about a fiction passage.
18. Favorite Part - telling about a favorite part of a fiction passage.
19. Vocabulary Words Map - understanding the meaning of words.
20. ABC Word Chart - brainstorming and identifying important details in fiction passages.
21. The Five W's and How Map - identifying the who, what, when, where, why, and how of an event.
22. Summary Chart - writing a summary of a passage.
23. Synonyms and Antonyms Boxes - identifying synonyms and antonyms in a passage.
24. Five Senses Chart / Experience
Picture - identifying the five senses and how they affect experiences in a
25. Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives Chart - parts of speech in a passage.
26. Cause and Effect Arrows and Boxes - determining cause and effect in passages.
27. Question and Answer Frames - composing questions and answers from passages.
28. What Would the Character Do? - inferring what a character would do in a passage.
29. Foreshadowing - using author's hints to tell what may happen in the future in a passage.
30. Comparing and Contrasting Characters in Two Stories - comparing and contrasting two characters from two stories.
31. Comparing and Contrasting Two Stories - comparing and contrasting two stories.
32. Most Important Part - the most important part of a passage.
33. What Would You Do? - telling what you would do if you were in the passage.
34. A New Ending - rewriting a new ending to the passage.
35. Think - Pair - Share - think of a question, work with a partner, and share your results.