Graphic Organisers & Thinking Tools for educators
13 Aug 2021
Story Box Library has designed graphic organisers and thinking tools to give students opportunities to further develop their reading comprehension skills, and deepen learning.
- Downloadable and editable templates
Versatile tools for reading response activities
Help with developing reading comprehension skills
Used across all primary levels
Whether using words or images, Y-Charts help children visualise a story by focusing on the way in which authors draw on the senses to create imagery.
Helps a reader or viewer visualise a character by fleshing out details about them. A student might draw on dialogue, a character’s actions and visual clues provided in the illustrations.
Particularly useful for children in lower primary years, a great visual tool for identifying and summarising the important parts of a story, particularly narratives.
A summarising tool particularly useful for older students, as they learn more about finer details within the structure of a text, such as rising and falling action, climax, conflict and resolution.
A helpful way to identify, recall and summarise elements in a story, but also allows children to dig a little deeper and draw on their own prior knowledge and understanding.
Helps children visually compare and contrast or sort and categorise elements in a story, developing their ability to analyse a text.
A tool for analysing a text, particularly in relation to comparing and contrasting similarities and differences between elements within a text or between texts.
A perfect synthesising tool, allowing children to combine their own prior knowledge, creativity and imagination with information they’ve gathered from the story text, illustrations and inferences.
With a similar function to the Menu Planner, helps children to synthesise their prior knowledge with information gained from the story, whilst also displaying creativity, imagination and understanding the features of a procedure text.
Used after viewing a story to interview people in their own life, helping children make personal connections to a text, providing a springboard for further research and investigation.