Download: Graphic Organizers to Help Kids With Reading

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Main Idea Graphic Organizer
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KWL Chart Graphic Organizer
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Summarizing Graphic Organizer
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Story Elements Graphic Organizer
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Character Traits Graphic Organizer
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Kids who struggle with reading can improve their reading comprehension by using graphic organizers. These simple, visual tools allow kids to break down stories and nonfiction texts. They also help kids keep track of thoughts as they read.

Graphic organizers come in many forms. The five downloads included here are intended for grade-schoolers. But older students may also find them useful. Each graphic organizer comes with a template and a filled-in example.

To use these graphic organizers, print them out and have your child fill them in by hand while reading. Kids who prefer keyboarding can type directly into the organizers and then print them when complete.

About the Author

About the Author

The Understood Team 

is made up of passionate writers, editors, and community moderators. Many of them learn and think differently, or have kids who do.

Reviewed by

Reviewed by

Ginny Osewalt 

is a dually certified elementary and special education teacher with more than 15 years of experience in general education, inclusion, resource room, and self-contained settings.

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