Print all of these graphic organizers to make any language arts driven activity much easier.

Language arts is the art of communicating and deciphering ideas. It is the take in or output of knowledge, for all intents and purposes. This is a pretty general statement, but there are four primary aspects of language. Two of them are for talking in information (listening and reading). When we listen, we take in information by hearing others speak or read aloud. Reading is taking in information was writing for us. We also have great ideas we want to share with others. We share ideas by either speaking or writing. Mastering the art of all four (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) of these methods is the goal of language arts in general.

Graphic organizers are visual tools that help us better compose our thoughts. There are many language arts concepts that can better be understood through the use of graphic organizers. We took a few dozen hours to create a nice helping of organizers for you. If you look below, you find printables that can help you through the most common and frequently used forms of language. The sheets are broken into three section. The first section will help you breakdown and analyze the work of others. The second batch of organizers will help you understand stories better. The last batch is helpful when writing, but just don't fit in out writing graphic organizers area.

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Printable Language Arts Graphic Organizers

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After the Title...

Based on the title, what do you predict will be the plot of the story?

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Key Points of the Story

What problem do the characters face and how to they try to resolve it?

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Elements of the Story

This will help you make sense of the main action and consequences of any story.

Story Map

A great way to communicate to others.

Character Analysis Pyramid

This helps you take an indepth look at a single character in a body of work.

Basic Reading Response Journal

When I think about what I read, I have this picture in my head...

Self-Analysis Reading Response Journal

Did you find the story easy or hard to read? What made it easy/hard? In what ways are your experiences similar and/or different to what happened to the characters? What parts of the story did you particularly like? What did you like about them?

Story Comparison Map

Compare two stories side by side.

Similarities and Differences Chart

This chart applies to many different things and can be useful in other classes too.

Literature Analysis Map

This is like a story map, but much more in depth.

Basic Story Map

As general as it gets.

Story Map X

A much different way of approaching this task.

Storyline Map

Complete the wave to show how the events of the story lead to the consequences.

Plot Map

This allows students to really pick apart the dilemma that is explored by a story.

Story Circle Summary

This helps students really have a voice about how they felt about a work..


Make a simple illustration of what occurs during each part of the story.

Character Attributes Map

What are the qualities that are exhibited by the character?

Character Traits

If you could discuss events that led to what a character is like, this would be the one to use.

Supporting Character Analysis Map

A way to evaluate all charcters in stride.

Meeting New Vocabulary

1) Meeting New Vocabulary 2) Based on that meaning, use this word in a sentence.

Describing Nouns

Brainstorm adjectives that describe a noun.

Fact or Opinion

Use this to evaluate statements.

Cake Paragraph Format

A tasty way to see if your paragraph was prepared correctly.

Umbrella for the Brainstorm

Ideas are just failing from the sky.

Pre-writing Organizer

This is a way to make sure that your writing assignment does exactly what it was intended to do.

Story Writing Plan

Make sure you get everything in that next writing piece of yours.

Book Report Organizer

A great way to prep for a book report.

My Research Report Organizer

This is kind of a debrief after you write a research report.

Persuasive Writing Organizer

Make sure you provide evidence for your work.

Newspaper Article Planner

Make sure you write a solid article for the newspaper with this planner.