Downloadable Teaching Materials
Choose from graphic organizers, charts, reading response sheets, and other downloadable resources.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers
Students draw a picture of the setting of the story they have read and then write about why the author may have chosen that setting.
This graphic organizer helps students recall and identify key story events as they draw or write those events in chronological order.
Make it easy for all students to do awesome book reports with this motivating fill-in poster template. It's great for reluctant writers!
This fish-bone organizer helps students recognize that nonfiction articles and expository writing contain a main idea and supporting details.
Children will analyze a character by identifying what that character sees, does, feels, and thinks during a story.
Before they read, students fill in the left side of each bridge with predictions about the book and characters. At the end of the book, they fill in the other side.
Students record visual images and tell why those images were memorable, a strategy that helps them connect to the text and retain information and meaning.
Students focus on character actions and their effect on the story line, and then explaining how this cause-and-effect relationship changed the direction of the story.
This organizer helps students comprehend what they read by asking questions, predicting, visualizing, connecting, and responding to the text.
Students connect a book's events to experiences in their own lives and use those personal connections to help them more fully understand what they read.
Children identify new vocabulary and use context clues to determine the meaning of the word — an essential strategy for reading comprehension.
Students look for words in their books that belong to the word family and fill them in on the sheet. (Teachers may fill in any word family.)
As they read, students look for rhyming words, write them on their reading response activity sheet, and draw pictures of each. By Erica Bohrer.
As they come across an unfamiliar word, students write down what they know about it and use clues and their reading to understand what it might mean.
Students read a nonfiction text, then record five facts -- one fact on each finger -- that they learned.
Students will use this timeline to write, in the order in which they happened, five important events from a person's life.
Students compare fiction and nonfiction books on the same topic and contrast them to develop a greater understanding of both genres, and increase their comprehension.
As they are reading a mystery, students use this "clue clipboard" by Beth Newingham to keep track of any clues that might help them solve the whodunit.
Students use this graphic organizer by Beth Newingham to explore the mystery genre, tracking characters, setting, clues, red herrings, and evidence.
This chart compares guided reading and strategy lessons before reading, during reading, and after reading.
Plot out your strategy group lessons by skill and students.