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Three great graphic organizers guide readers to see how the elements of plot and main idea can be charted to reveal the theme of a story. Model the process on the provided Direct Teaching Teacher Graphic Organizer using Aesop’s The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf. Class members record details of The Grasshopper and the Ants on the Student Guided Practice graphic. Finally, learners use the Independent Practice Organizer to chart The Lion and the Mouse.