FREE Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension

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  • Grades: 1–2, 3–5

Graphic organizers help students construct meaning. The following organizers can be used with any book and across all grade levels. Use them to assess your students' understanding of what they are reading, and to observe their thinking process on what you read as a class, as a group, or independently.

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Venn diagrams are favorites for comparing and contrasting story elements. Try using this pattern in a math lesson. For example, show students how to determine the greatest common factor and reduce a fraction:

Graphic Organizer: Venn Diagram


This tool box graphic organizer is intended for older students. It is meant to be a challenging activity in which students record examples of imagery, similes, metaphors, and hyperbole used by authors. Start by introducing this in a group reading response discussion:

Graphic Organizer: Author Tools

Help students outline and identify similarities and differences between two story characters. This organizer provides an outline for comparing story events to characters reactions:

Graphic Organizer:Character Comparison Sheet

Encourage independent reading and keep track of what books students are reading by providing students with their own Reading Record:

Graphic Organizer:My Reading Record

  • Part of Collection:
  • Subjects:
    Charts and Graphs, Independent Reading, Compare and Contrast, Literary Devices, Plot, Character, Setting, Story Elements, Reading Response, Time Management and Organization
  • Skills:
    Literary Elements, Compare and Contrast, Plot, Character and Setting

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