This download contains two story elements graphic organizers, one with lines and one without. I find this graphic organizer easy to use for independent reading assignments as well as whole group instruction. I scaffold the use of this organizer when I first introduce it. First, I read a story with the students, we discuss all of the elements and then fill in the graphic organizer together. Then, I read another story with them, we discuss the story elements and those students that do not need any further support, fill in the graphic organizer by themselves. Those students that still need support do most of it with me. Finally, when I feel my students are ready, I let those that are ready and can read the text without support, choose from a variety of pre-selected picture books. They then read the story and fill in the graphic organizer independently. If I have a group of students that still need support, I read with them and continue to support them as needed.
Story Elements Graphic Organizer
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