Ready-to-Use Graphic Organizers for Fiction Passages and Poetry includes 63 graphic organizers that can be used to study a variety of fiction passages and poetry 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.
Several fiction passages or poems can be selected and used by the teacher to model how a graphic organizer can be completed. Then the teacher can select another one or two passages or poems to use as guided practice for the graphic organizer. Finally, one or two passages or poems 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 or poems picked themselves or by the teacher.
The teacher can make overhead transparencies of the passages and poems and graphic organizers to help model and guide instruction.
Read many passages and poems and enjoy these graphic organizers!
Table of Contents
Graphic Organizer This 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.
36. Rhyming Words in Poetry - words that rhyme.
37. Rhythm in Poetry - the rhythm words have in poems.
38. Alliteration in Poetry - the beginning sounds of words in poems that create imagery.
39. Similes in Poetry - words that compare and contrast in poetry.
40. Metaphors in Poetry - words that compare and contrast in poetry.
41. Onomatopoeia in Poetry - sound words in poetry.
42. Personification in Poetry - words that treat objects as people in poetry.
9. Elements of Poetry - identifying elements of poetry.
43. Action Word Poem Map - identifying action words in poems.
44. Five Senses Chart - how poets use the senses to help readers make mental pictures.
45. Character Adjectives Map - words that poets use to describe characters in poems.
46. Make Predictions Chart - making predictions about poems.
47. Descriptive Word Pairs Chart - identifying word pairs that describe characters or things in poems.
48. Five Senses Chart / Experience Picture - how poets use the senses to describe an experience.
49. Rhyming Words Chart - words that rhyme.
50. Sequence Chain - the order of events that happen in a poem.
51. Adjective Extravaganza! - words that describe nouns in a poem.
52. Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives - nouns, verbs, and adjectives in a poem.
53. Problem and Solution - problems and solutions found in poems.
54. Making Connections - making poem connections to self, text, and world.
55. Vocabulary Words - understanding the meanings of words.
56. ABC Word Chart - brainstorming and identifying important details in poems.
57. Cause and Effect - determining cause and effect in poems.
58. Kinds of Poetry - identifying different kinds of poems.
59. Comparing You to a Character - comparing and contrasting characters in poems.
60. Key Points - main points or ideas in a poem.
61. The Five W's and How - identifying the who, what, when, where, why, and how of an event.
62. Illustrate a Line From a Poem - illustrating a line from poetry to show understanding.
63. Chain of Events - what happens first, second, third and so on in a poem.