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This pack of graphic organizers will guide your students to practice essential reading strategies that good readers use, including: -summarizing using the "somebody-wanted-but-then-finally" strategy -making text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections -asking thin and thick questions -retelling -predicting using evidence from the text
Somebody...wanted...but...so. Without connecting to this to some form of text or other activity, this goes against what this reading was about. When students are done, the sentence itself may make sense, but it does not have any real life connection for them.
This graphic organizer offers a new spin on a familiar writing and summarizing strategy. It's somebody-wanted-but-so on steroids!
One Happy Teacher: Fun Freebies The next is a graphic organizer that I typed for my students to use with the Someone, Wanted, But, So, Then Summarizing Strategy. I was introduced to this strategy by Kathy Bumgardner (kbumreading.com/) six or so years ago and it's the best thing I've found to help my students summarize fiction stories.