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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. All graphic organizer PDFs are editable for use in a digital classroom environment, or downloadable and printable so students can complete them using pen or pencil.

Reading Strategy

Anticipation Guide

Make and revise predictions about a topic before and after reading

KWL Chart

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

KWLS Chart

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

Note Manager

Record important information about a topic

Topic Web

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

Web Diagram

Condense and organize information about a single topic

Web Wheel

Condense and organize information about a single topic


Record prior knowledge about a topic

Reading Comprehension Skill

Cause and Effect

Identify cause-and-effect relationships

Cause and Effect Chain

Identify multiple cause-and-effect relationships in sequence

Character Attributes Web

Analyze several aspects of a character's traits

Character Interaction Map

Describe how multiple characters relate to one another

Character Map

Analyze a character's traits

Fact and Opinion Chart

Distinguish between facts and opinions

Identify Author's Purpose

Identify and support the author's purpose

Main Idea and Details Ladder

Identify main ideas and supporting details for a topic

Make Inferences

Use story clues and prior knowledge to make inferences

Plot Map

Identify the beginning, main events, climax, and resolution

Problem and Solution

Identify the problem and solution

Sequence Events Chart I

Identify the beginning, middle, and ending

Sequence Events Chart II

Sequence events in chronological order

Sequence Events Chart III

Sequence multiple events in the order in which they occurred

Solution Evaluation Chart

Identify the problem, possible solutions, and final result

Story Map

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

Story Web

Identify the setting, characters, problem, and solution

Summary Chart

Identify important events in text to write a summary

Summary Outline

Identify important ideas in text to write a summary

Supporting Details Web

Identify the main idea and supporting details


List events in chronological order

Venn Diagram

Compare and contrast two topics


Word Meaning Map I

Record and define elements of words

Word Meaning Map II

Record, define, and apply elements of a word