Ready-to-Use Nonfiction Graphic Organizers with Before-During-After Activities includes 27 reading activities with at least one graphic organizer per activity that can be used to study a variety of nonfiction 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.
- These activities and graphic organizers can be:
- used by teachers to introduce and model elements of nonfiction.
- used by students for guided and independent practice with
- used with the same passage or with different nonfiction passages.
Each activity is divided into Before Reading, During Reading, and After Reading components. A nonfiction 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 nonfiction 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 Map - using prior knowledge to understand nonfiction passages.
2. Making Predictions Chart - making predictions about nonfiction text.
3. Making Text Connections - making text-to-self, text, and world connections.
4. Events Chain - what happens in order in a nonfiction passage.
5. Timeline - putting things that happen in a nonfiction passage in order.
6. Retelling a Nonfiction Passage - using a Retelling Rubric to help students retell a nonfiction passage.
7. Interview - finding out what another person knows about a nonfiction passage.
8. Favorite Part - telling about a favorite part of a nonfiction passage.
9. Vocabulary Words Map - understanding the meaning of words from a nonfiction passage.
10. ABC Word Chart - brainstorming and identifying important details in nonfiction
11. The Five W's and How Map -
Biography or Autobiography - identifying the who, what, when, where, why, and how of a
biography or autobiography.
12. Summary Chart - writing a summary of a nonfiction passage.
13. Five Senses Chart / Experience
Picture - identifying the five senses and how they affect experiences in a
14. Cause and Effect Arrows and
Boxes - determining cause and effect in nonfiction passages.
15. Question and Answer Frames - composing questions and answers from nonfiction passages.
16. Retelling a Nonfiction Passage - using a Retelling Rubric to help students retell a nonfiction passage.
17. Comparing and Contrasting
Two Passages - comparing and contrasting two nonfiction passages.
18. Most Important Part - the most important part of a nonfiction passage.
19. Think-Pair-Share - think of a question, work with a partner, and share your results.
20. Main Idea and Details Map - identifying the main idea and important supporting details in
21. Fact and Opinion Chart - identifying facts and opinions in a nonfiction passage.
22. Captions - identifying captions of pictures and illustrations in nonfiction
23. New Pictures with Captions - drawing new pictures and writing new captions for nonfiction
24. Elements of Nonfiction Scavenger Hunt - identifying the elements of nonfiction passages.
25. Index and Glossary Chart - finding information from an index and glossary in a nonfiction
26. How to Map - sequencing directions in a how to nonfiction passage.
27. K-W-L Chart - using a K-W-L Chart to organize information from a nonfiction