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Graphic Organizers for Comprehension
Determine specific teaching purpose, identify the matching graphic support!

Graphic Organizers

ABC brainstorm
 clock buddies
 column notes
 CD map
 graphic organizers
 history frames
 inquiry chart
 K - W - L
 power thinking
 questioning the author
 pattern puzzles
 RAFT papers
 reciprocal teaching
 semantic feature analysis
 story maps
 3-minute pause
 3 - 2 - 1
 venn diagrams
 word maps


This site is great to look up each type of GENRE and identify a strategy and graphic organizer to use when planning/teaching!!! 

*Including Vocabulary and Character support

Cause & Effect GOs
sample from this site:venn
Over 56 graphic organizers with descriptors!

Blank Summary Cube Template with directions and rubric &

Fable Summary Cube


pdf Story Cube directions, rubric, graphic organizer and cube template.pdf (pdf file - 204kb)

Click here to read more about rubrics~ communicate the skills your students have already mastered and identify what their next steps are- to build on what they know.... raising student achievement for all performance levels.

pdf Fable Summary Cube template and directions.pdf (pdf file - 312kb)

Strategy for picture walking/predicting:
Expository/Non Fiction Text


56 Results from ReadWriteThink on Graphic Organizers

SparkleBox Graphic Support

30 Graphic Organizers with Teaching Guide Sheet

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