Word Splash After Reading Strategy How it is Used: A word splash is a graphic organizer that requires students to highlight the main concepts of a reading. After reading the passage or text, students will fill in the organizer to create a summary of the main ideas. 1. Create the following chart: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X/Y Z 2. Instruct students to identify the main concepts by placing them in the appropriate alphabetical box. If the topic of the passage was the United States Congress, a student may create a word splash that would like this A B bill bipartisan G C constituents Constitution H House of Reps. D Democrats E I J K L laws N O P President pro-tem Q qualifications for office M majority party minority party R Republicans T taxes U V veto S Senate Speaker of the House X/Y F filibuster W Z Why it Works: This strategy helps students to focus on the main ideas and provides an organized structure that provides for an easy way to review the concepts. Teachers and students can refer back to the word splash throughout the course of a unit and add to it as necessary, keeping all the main ideas in one document.