Reading Strategy of the Week: Story Organizers
Use a story organizer to help gather some background knowledge and purpose for reading when preparing to read a short story.
Your paper should be divided into three columns: Beginning, Middle, and End
Students should follow this checklist when SKIMMING through the story. You are not reading it just yet!
Title and author of the story.
Write down any background or biographical information about the author.
Read the first paragraph or two
Names of characters and places
Words that are repeated or set off by bold type
Words that signal a change in the plot (transition words)
Any questions listed at the end of the story
(Reader's Handbook, 2002, p. 295).
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