This is a universal worksheet that can work for any subject/topic. It ensures that students stay focused on the work and gives the kids a clear task.
Use this organizer while reading a poem, short story or article. It also works for watching videos or listening to a podcast by making sure the students stay engaged.
Break down of chart:
3 facts/observations: what stood out to you? what did you notice?
2 questions : did something confuse you? what do you wonder about this topic?
1 big idea: this is a summary of the article/video/song you are responding too. For older students I try and get them to write a thesis statement.
O - opinion: How do you feel about this topic? Did you like it? Explain why.