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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.

Reading Strategy
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Anticipation Guide

Make and revise predictions about a topic before and after reading
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KWL Chart

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

Record important information about a topic
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Topic Web

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

Condense and organize information about a single topic
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Web Wheel

Condense and organize information about a single topic
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Y-Chart

Record prior knowledge about a topic
Reading Comprehension Skill
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Cause and Effect

Identify cause-and-effect relationships
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Cause and Effect Chain

Identify multiple cause-and-effect relationships in sequence
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Character Attributes Web

Analyze several aspects of a character's traits
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Character Interaction Map

Describe how multiple characters relate to one another
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Character Map

Analyze a character's traits
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Fact and Opinion Chart

Distinguish between facts and opinions
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Identify Author's Purpose

Identify and support the author's purpose
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Main Idea and Details Ladder

Identify main ideas and supporting details for a topic
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Make Inferences

Use story clues and prior knowledge to make inferences
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Plot Map

Identify the beginning, main events, climax, and resolution
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Problem and Solution

Identify the problem and solution
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Sequence Events Chart I

Identify the beginning, middle, and ending
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Sequence Events Chart II

Sequence events in chronological order
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Sequence Events Chart III

Sequence multiple events in the order in which they occurred
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Solution Evaluation Chart

Identify the problem, possible solutions, and final result
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Story Map

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

Identify the setting, characters, problem, and solution
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Summary Chart

Identify important events in text to write a summary
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Summary Outline

Identify important ideas in text to write a summary
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Supporting Details Web

Identify the main idea and supporting details
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Timeline

List events in chronological order
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Venn Diagram

Compare and contrast two topics
Vocabulary
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Word Meaning Map I

Record and define elements of words
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Word Meaning Map II

Record, define, and apply elements of a word