This specialized T-Chart supports students in analyzing text evidence and make inferences about a character's thoughts, traits and personality. The T-chart prompts students to cite textual evidence related to both character dialogue as well as character action. This T-Chart also includes visual prompts to ensure that students are citing and analyzing specific evidence from the text. A full exemplar model and the passage from Tortilla Sun is included.
Grade 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 · Reading · 4 pages
This specialized T-Chart supports students in comparing and analyzing two texts or works (e.g. poem, song, video, photo, art) about a common theme, topic, or idea. Can be used for both literature, informational text, and multimedia sources. This T-Chart also includes visual prompts to ensure that students are citing and analyzing specific evidence from the text/work. A full exemplar model is filled out with two passages (Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Hundred Dresses) included.
Grade 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 · Reading · 6 pages
This scaffolded essay organizer can be used as a graphic organizer to help students organize their writing for an essay. Two versions are included: one for four paragraphs (an introductory paragraph, two body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph), and one for five paragraphs (an introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph). Each version also has an option with and without sentence starters.
Grade 6, 7, 8 · Writing · 3 pages
Concept Map for students to record and synthesize their thinking. This graphic organizer is versatile and can be used for brainstorming, pre-writing, vocabulary building, and much more. Included is a variation that includes a space to write a paragraph using the information generated and recorded on the concept map.
Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 · Reading, Writing · 2 pages
A Circle Map is used to define and demonstrate understanding of a term or a concept. Write the concept or term inside the inner circle. Then, have students brainstorm and write down all of their thoughts related to the topic inside the larger circle. Included is a version with space to write a paragraph using the information collected for the Circle Map. This graphic organizer can be used across grade levels and subject areas.
Grade 3, 4, 5 · English Language Arts, Reading, Math · 2 pages
A collection of graphic organizers to use for compare and contrast activities. Variations include a venn diagram, a compare/contrast matrix, and a t-chart. Pages can be printed and used as-is across grade levels and subjects, or easily tailored to specific content.
Grade K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 · Reading, Writing · 4 pages
A collection of extended concept maps that allow students to expand upon initial brainstorming. Use these graphic organizers to engage students in more detailed thinking about a broader topic as well as cause and effect relationships. Variations include a web map, as well as vertical and horizontal flow charts.
Grade 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 · English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Math · 3 pages
A graphic organizer used for critical thinking activities involving problem solving. This resource is specifically targeted at identifying a problem and possible actions as well as evaluating the positives and negatives of each. After doing so, students are prompted to select one choice and justify their answer. This graphic organizer can be printed and used as-is across grade levels and subjects, or easily tailored to specific content.
Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 · Writing, Behavior & SEL · 1 pages
Storyboards are used for sequencing activities, as well as cause and effect relationships and story recall. Students can write key information in the lines provided and draw related pictures in the boxes above their writing. This is a useful tool that allows students to demonstrate understanding using multiple representations.
Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 · English Language Arts, Reading, Writing · 1 pages
A collection of graphic organizers to use for creating timelines and sequences of events. Variations include a timeline as well as both linear and circular sequencing flow charts. Pages can be printed and used as-is across grade levels and subjects, or easily tailored to specific content.
Grade K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 · Reading, Writing · 3 pages
A Tree Diagram is used to expand upon a concept, idea, or person/character as well as cause and effect relationships. Write the topic on the tree trunk and related ideas, characteristics, or effects on the branches and leaves. This graphic organizer can be used across subject areas. Additionally, the tree graphic is particularly useful for younger students who may need support in visualizing the connections between the broader topic and specific ideas or details.
Grade K, 1, 2, 3 · English Language Arts, Reading, Writing · 1 pages
This resource offers two scaffolded levels to support students with analyzing character development. Teachers can use them individually for differentiated groups or use them to introduce and model the skill followed by gradual release of the support.
Grade 9, 10 · Reading · 2 pages
This resource offers three scaffolded levels to support students with identifying a claim and supporting it with textual evidence and analysis. Teachers can use them individually for differentiated groups or use them to introduce and model the skill followed by gradual release.
Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 · English Language Arts, Reading, Writing · 3 pages
This resource offers three scaffolded levels to support students with writing an opinion paragraph. Teachers can use them individually for differentiated groups or use them to introduce and model the skill followed by gradual release of the support.
Grade 3 · Writing · 5 pages
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A paragraph template is a graphic organizer specifically designed to assist students in writing a paragraph. In particular, paragraph templates help students identify the components of a paragraph (e.g. topic sentence, supporting details, conclusion) as well as their the sequence and order. For example, in a "Hamburger Chart", the details
A Venn Diagram is a chart that contains two or three overlapping circles that students can use to compare and contrast topics in a logical and organized manner. When completing Venn Diagrams, the overlapping region is typically used to record similarities between concepts, while differences are listed in the outer
A sentence starter provides a frame for students to express their thoughts in writing or speaking. It can be used to assist students to focus and organize their thoughts as well as fostering creativity. Common uses for sentence starters are to help students in describing facts, making predictions, comparing and
Concept mapping is a way of visually organizing and representing knowledge around a key term or concept. Concept mapping is a teaching tool that helps students understand the key concept through making connections of words and phrases with the main idea (e.g. key concept).
A T-Chart is a two-column graphic organizer that allows students to visually arrange and present information. This graphic organizer is most commonly used to compare and contrast ideas on a given topic (e.g., comparing advantages and disadvantages, problems and solutions, facts and opinions, strengths and weaknesses, cause and effect, etc.).
The Frayer model is a graphic organizer that is composed of a four cell box with the target vocabulary word or concept in the center. The Frayer model supports students in building a comprehensive understanding of the core vocabulary and key concepts. The Frayer model contains: 1) The definition of
Elkonin Boxes are a set of boxes that are commonly used by early elementary students to model segmenting words into individual sounds/phonemes. These boxes can be pre-made or drawn on the spot by the teacher to demonstrate the number of phonemes in a given word. After the teacher reads the