Here's a fun graphic organizer to use with older students. The parts of the Story Hat Map include characters, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Many of Dr. Seuss more advanced books would work well with this story map.
Teachers: the Hang-Ups Family Organizer is perfect to use in the classroom! It's easier to place the extras in the folder and reduce clutter on my desk. I also pinned a link to creating this type of hanging file using duck tape. For absent/missing work
The Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree is made from a carpet roll (free from local carpet store) tube wrapped in brown butcher paper, stuck in a Christmas tree stand. The top is an umbrella covered with green leaves.