Story Box Library has designed graphic organisers and thinking tools to give students opportunities to further develop their reading comprehension skills, and deepen learning.

  • Downloadable and editable templates
  • Versatile tools for reading response activities

  • Help with developing reading comprehension skills

  • Used across all primary levels

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Whether using words or images, Y-Charts help children visualise a story by focusing on the way in which authors draw on the senses to create imagery.

Character Profile 

Helps a reader or viewer visualise a character by fleshing out details about them. A student might draw on dialogue, a character’s actions and visual clues provided in the illustrations.

Story Map 

Particularly useful for children in lower primary years, a great visual tool for identifying and summarising the important parts of a story, particularly narratives.

Plot Summary 

A summarising tool particularly useful for older students, as they learn more about finer details within the structure of a text, such as rising and falling action, climax, conflict and resolution.

List Template 

A helpful way to identify, recall and summarise elements in a story, but also allows children to dig a little deeper and draw on their own prior knowledge and understanding.


Helps children visually compare and contrast or sort and categorise elements in a story, developing their ability to analyse a text. 

Venn Diagram 

A tool for analysing a text, particularly in relation to comparing and contrasting similarities and differences between elements within a text or between texts.

Menu Planner 

A perfect synthesising tool, allowing children to combine their own prior knowledge, creativity and imagination with information they’ve gathered from the story text, illustrations and inferences.

Recipe Planner 

With a similar function to the Menu Planner, helps children to synthesise their prior knowledge with information gained from the story, whilst also displaying creativity, imagination and understanding the features of a procedure text. 

Interview Planner

Used after viewing a story to interview people in their own life, helping children make personal connections to a text, providing a springboard for further research and investigation.