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Graphic Organizers

Graphic Organizers develop higher order thinking skills with each story

  1. -“Illustration of your thoughts on paper”

  2. -Graphic Organizers for planning and writing

  1. -Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Literature and Reading

  2. -40 Graphic Organizers that Build Comprehension During Independent Reading

Gingerbread Man compare with Snow Child

                  Child never returns    /     Child returns



  1. K Web sites for each month -all inclusive resources

  2. Teachers NetChat Rooms

      Reciprocal Teaching   

Students take on the role of the teacher. Four strategies are used: summarizing, questioning  clarifying, and predicting. Begin with a sentence or two, tell the main idea, then begin questioning about the text. Make necessary clarifications. Gradually move on to paragraphs and larger portions of text.                                     

  1. BulletReciprocal Teaching Prompt Cards by Adrian Bruce

  2. BulletReciprocal Teaching Strategies at Work Lori Oczkus

  3. Reciprocal Teaching by Reading Quest. org

  4. Reciprocal Teaching UTube

  5. Reciprocal Teaching /Dr. Brozo

  6. Printables/ReadWriteThink

  7. Reciprocal Teaching Model Lesson

What ever the story, Venn Diagrams are great in helping children make connections.

Venn Diagram

Second Grade Venn Diagram

The diagram below is from Rdg. T. 9/’94 by James Flood and Diane Lapp

This chart is good for Little Red Hen and other farm stories.

Photos from my brother-in-law’s farm in Minn.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Graphic Organizer

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