Comprehending longer works of literature can be difficult for students. Often by the time they reach the end of a story, they have trouble remembering events from the beginning of the story. Summarizing the events and visualizing the characters, setting, and major conflicts in each chapter can aid in comprehension. Additionally, formulating questions helps the reader clarify information he or she did not understand.
Modify the organizer and use it with expository text. Instead of summarizing events, have students summarize main ideas.