This graphic organizer works well with many fiction and non-fiction short stories. It provides opportunities for students to reach high levels of comprehension and practice citing sources. This graphic organizer may also be used as a pre-writing activity before conducting a summary.
I use this graphic organizer regularly in my English classroom. It can be used repeatedly because the more comfortable students are with it, the better of a tool it becomes. I even have students asking to use a copy of this organizer as they complete readings for other classes!