When it comes to helping young readers better understand fiction and literature, graphic organizers are wonderful tools. Not only do they help students construct meaning, they inspire students to think critically about what they’re reading. With graphic organizers, students remain engaged with each turn of the page!
Graphic organizers can help students grow into fluent readers by helping to build reading comprehension skills. You can use a graphic organizer to teach about main idea, supporting details, and other key story elements. These tools help students summarize and respond to texts effectively, which is vital to reading success. And because students gain a solid understanding of what they’re reading, their confidence levels get a big boost. Even the most reluctant readers acquire a new appreciation for fiction and literature thanks to these simple tools.
Looking for graphic organizers to help build your students’ reading comprehension? Check out the top 10 graphic organizers below—perfect for readers across a variety of reading and grade levels:
For students in grades K–2
For students in grades 1–3
For students in grades 3–5
For students in grades 4–6
For students in grades 4–8
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