What is a graphic organizer template? A graphic organizer templates is a template that is organizes ideas from what was read or learned. Graphic organizer templates include the following: Concept Map / Character MapPlot Map (characters and setting, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution)Four Square Organizer (vocabulary, main idea/details, character analysis)Two Column Notes (quote/meaning, main… Continue reading Graphic Organizer Templates that Save Time
Reading strategies support comprehension in reading. They help scaffold the students' thinking, reading, note-taking skills, and writing. Reading Fiction Fictional text is organized through the story structure. It is useful for students to describe the character by taking notes. To analyze the character, I use a web diagram and also a three column chart to… Continue reading How can Reading Strategies for Comprehension Improve Students’ Ability to Learn?
Literature Circles are a great way to have student led discussions. Students get a sense of responsibility, accountability, and cooperation. How do I start literature circles? The discussion director is the role I like to start with. As I read and think aloud, I write down questions. I model thought provoking, open ended questions. There… Continue reading Flexible Literature Circles can Empower Students
Book reports templates provide a framework to explain the content of a book. Whether reporting on a fiction or nonfiction book, comprehension skills and strategies are used independently. When reporting on a book that is fiction, you will want students to include a plot map, character analysis, connections, and a brief book review. Fiction Book… Continue reading How can Book Reports Templates Support Student Comprehension?
Writers organize nonfiction text into five text structures. They are description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, problem and solution. Most text that students read above grade 4 is nonfiction. Text structure graphic organizers are a great way for students to organize their notes. Description Description is one example of a text structure. The text… Continue reading What are the different text structures?