Close Reading Graphic Organizer Templates


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Students need to be able to close read a text, meaning they put all their efforts into applying one reading skill. They also need to learn what the reading skill looks like when being assessed on a test. These nine Close Reading Graphic Organizer Templates are fully customizable templates that you can use to help your students close read any text.

See full preview. The templates are not specific to any text. There are blue boxes where you as the teacher can create close reading pages to fit your students’ needs. Please know that these are only templates; they do not come with actual close reading lessons or test questions!

How to use this resource:

  1. Choose the template that fits your needs.
  2. Create a “Close Reading Purpose.” This consists of: the text title, the specific part of the text you want students to focus on, and what you’d like them to analyze.
  3. Prep the graphic organizer (if applicable)
  4. Create an “Apply It!” question for test prep. This is important in order to show students what specific skills (i.e. Key Details & Main Idea) looks like in the form of a test question.

There are templates for:

  • Key Details and Main Idea (two versions)
  • Key Events and Summarize
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Vocabulary: Context Clues
  • Genre Features
  • Sequencing
  • Integrate Information from Two Texts
  • Analyze Character


Even though these Close Reading Graphic Organizers are customizable, you may not customize them and then redistribute/sell them in any way. I hold the copyright, while you hold a license to use them in your classroom.


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Close Reading Graphic Organizer Templates


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