Sequencing Graphic Organizer
The following is a graphic organizer for recording the characters, settings, and events of a
story. This graphic organizer can be used to help children remember to look for and write
down story elements while reading or listening to a story. Children can write or draw
pictures of the various story elements.
After they have completed the graphic organizer, children can retell the story, referring to
the organizer as needed.
Additional Resource
For more on retelling stories, read the Iowa Reading Research Center blog post Supporting
Your Children's and Teens' Home Learning: Retelling a Story Using a Graphic Organizer by
Anna Gibbs and Deborah K. Reed.
Sequencing Graphic Organizer
Title of the story: _________________________________