Reading Graphic Organizers To Print:
Building Character - The focus here in identifying the various points of view of the character throughout the work and that of the narrator if one is present.
Book Reports - There are so many closely related templates that can be tremendously helpful for you here.
Central Idea Bank - This serves as a nice brainstorming section for you. It has you build up off of the central idea.
Central Ideas - This centers on the central thesis of the work and has you document the reasons that support this and cite all the evidence along the way.
Character Development - In the center box, describe the character. Then Fill out the rest of the organizer, using direct quotations from the book that show what the character does, says, feels and thinks.
Character Development (Multiple) - This allows you to chart the behavior, actions, and motivation of two characters throughout the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
Compare and Contrast (Historical vs. Fictional) - You have read two texts. One is a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character, and the other is a historical account of the same period. Compare and contrast the texts to help you understand how authors of fiction use or alter history.
Consider the Evidence! - Use the organizer below to trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in the text you just read.
Drawing Conclusions - A great way to start discovering the motivation and thoughts an author put into their work.
Elements of Fiction - Identify three characters from the reading, and briefly describe how each interacts with the story's setting, and what part each plays in the story's central conflict.
Evaluating Claims - Use the organizer below to trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in the text you just read.
Evaluation: Language - This is an awesome way to explore the use of sensory language in a work. We look for specific details from the text to back it up.
Fiction vs. History - We look at how a work of fiction differed from the actual reality of what historically took place.
Fictional Accounts - This is a different way of looking at the previous topic, but it looks at a series of evidence and where it is going.
Hero's Journey - If you are evaluating the progression of heroic character this is a great method for charting her/his voyage.
Historical and Fictional - You have read two texts. One is a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character, and the other is a historical account of the same period. Compare and contrast the texts to help you understand how authors of fiction use or alter history.
How It All Works - We explore how the characters interact and conflict with the plot and setting.
Idea Development - We examine the progression of thoughts from central to supporting and the relationship between them.
Improving Comprehension - We explore several tried-and-true techniques such as: Reread if you get confused. Pause periodically to make sure you remember what you just read. Make connections between what you are reading and your personal life. Take a mental picture of what you are reading about. Read more slowly and pay more attention. Make predictions about what you are reading and see if they come true.
In This Space... - You have a great deal to list here such as: which chapters contributed to the development of the book's PLOT? We look at the specific chapters that contribute to your development.
It's a Fact - Locate the key facts in the reading. Fill out the organizer.
Point of View Analysis - Choose two character from the assigned text. Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of these characters by filling out the chart below. In the left-hand column, describe a scene which contains both characters. Then compare and contrast each character's point of view in the scene.
POV Characters - Choose a major character from a book you have recently read. Fill in the organizer below to analyze how the author uses different points of view in the story to develop that character. You may use the narrator as one of the points of view if you wish.
Raw Material for Fiction - You have read two texts. One is a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character, and the other is a historical account of the same period. Compare and contrast the texts to help you understand how authors of fiction use or alter history.
Story Structure - A nice way to map out all the key situations that come out in a story.
Under Non-fiction - We explore all of the important aspects that should considered with nonfiction writing.
What Happens? Why? - Why would you want to not think all the way through a body of work? This gets that done for you.
Z - Character Breakdown - Does this sheet remind you of one of the past sheets? They are similar, but this focuses on allowing you to state where the point of view is explored.