Does your curriculum include plays in which the author indicates essential information through stage directions? Originally crafted for Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," this graphic organizer takes students through the reading process of fully comprehending a scene, by 1.) assessing what the dialogue simply says 2.) indicating what kind of information is given by the stage direction and 3.) indicating what meaning is derived from both, together.
Word document format makes this easily adaptable. You may choose to include as many of these boxes as you would like on a page. I've included a section of Act 2 from "The Crucible" if needed.