265 Graphic Organizers that Builds Comprehension
Graphic Organizers is a great way to keep track of students learning throughout the year. The Reading binders can be organized and customized by dividers with colored tabs into sections matching the comprehension strategies that you teach.
Using graphic organizers in your classroom will allow your students to respond to their independent reading and will serve several purposes in your classroom:
First, it offers a window into how they are thinking, processing, and comprehending while they are reading. By reading their written response, you can quickly tell if a student has a full understanding of the text or the comprehension strategy being taught. This will allow you to formulate your guided reading and strategy groups based on what students have learned from their written responses.
Second, the graphic organizers act as formative assessments for State Standards for Reading Literature and Informational
Text. Using their responses as an assessment tool allows you to differentiate your instruction and maximize success for readers at all levels.
Finally, you will discover that your students will stay more focused on their reading if they know they will be responsible for writing about it afterward. The longer they are focused, the more practice they’re getting, which is the ultimate goal for their independent reading time.