Today’s topic: Graphic Organizers in Reader’s Workshop! What do you use to help your kiddos get their thoughts out on paper? Feel free to share a freebie for us to download, or a link to your store through your post! (Please, do not directly link to your store in the linky party!) Be sure to share in your post about how the graphic organizer is used!
Don’t you just love the graphic organizers that are out there? There are some super cute and creative ones, for sure! I’ve come across some great organizers thanks to TPT. I’ve been using some great response organizers from Krista Wallden that are super adorable and just what I need for my kiddos when they are independently reading.
I made this organizer last year for my kiddos to use during Guided Reading or Partner Reading- it’s a freebie you can download from TPT if you’d like! They write down words that amuse, amaze, or puzzle them to share with the group. We take time to discuss the words that puzzle them. I love allowing students to draw something that will help them remember what happened (a symbol or a quick illustration) because for some kiddos (especially my ESOL)- this is a better memory clue for them. Finally they summarize the chapter in one or two sentences. Click the picture below to download this free organizer, or click here!
But then, I decided it was about time I created some more to use during my Guided Reading groups- some that are short and to the point like this one (because Lord knows, we don’t have all day in groups!!), but that are aligned more with Common Core. There are so many things we are trying to do in groups- assess fluency, comprehension, word accuracy… I do NOT have time for the kiddos to fill out a giant organizer, too. These organizers help give me a snapshot of their comprehension, or provide a TRUE mini-lesson guided page. And even better, these will save paper, too! 🙂 They will be on sale through Saturday, 20% off, so grab them up while they are super cheap!
|Click the preview picture above to download, or click here!|