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Reading Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizers can support all subject areas, languages, and levels of learning. Our collections for primary (grades K-2) and intermediate (grades 3-6) are arranged according to the reading strategy, comprehension skill, or learning process they best facilitate. The majority of the organizers in both collections can be adapted for use in all classrooms and for learners of all abilities.

Ask and Answer Questions

Condense and categorize questions and answers about a subject

Concept Flower

Condense and organize information about a single topic

Draw Connections

Outline self-to-text relationships

KWL Chart

Organize information according to what students know, what they want to know, and what they learn from reading a select text

KWLS Chart

Organize information according to what students know, what they want to know, what they learn through reading, and what they still want to know

Retell Chart

Record important information about a story to improve textual understanding

Web Diagram

Condense and organize information about a single topic

Web Wheel

Condense and organize information about a single topic

Y-Chart

Record prior knowledge about a topic

Cause and Effect

Outline cause-and-effect relationships

Character Flower

Record the characters, setting, problem, events, and solution

Character Map

Analyze a character's traits

Character Traits Wheel

Analyze a character or person

Draw Conclusions

Use information from text to draw conclusions about characters or events

Fact and Opinion Chart

Distinguish between facts and opinions

Fantasy and Reality

Separate elements of reality from elements of fantasy

Main Idea and Details E-Chart

Identify a main idea and two supporting details

Main Idea and Details Ladder

Condense and organize details about a single topic

Make Inferences

Use information from text to make inferences about characters or events

Problem and Solution

Identify the problem and solution

Sequence Events Chart

Identify the beginning, middle, and end

Sequence Events Chart II

Identify what happens first, next, then, and last

Story Elements Map

Identify the problem, rising action, climax, falling action, and solution

Story Map

Identify the characters, setting, problem, events, and solution

Summary Chart

Identify important ideas in text to write a summary

Timeline

List events in chronological order

Topic Web

Condense and organize information by identifying why, who, what, when, and where

Venn Diagram

Compare and contrast two items or topics

Word Meaning Map I

Record and define elements of a word

Word Meaning Map II

Record, define, and apply elements of a word