Do you get frustrated when your students read common core word problems and try to solve them in ways that don't make sense?
Using this Close Reading Graphic Organizer, your kids will read problems four times with a different purpose each time...resulting in word problem comprehension!
Read #1: Identify what the problem is about
Read #2: Identify the numbers in the problem and what they describe
Read #3: Create a model or drawing to represent the problem
Read #4: Write the equation that represents the problem.
10 measurement word problems (based on Grade 4 Common Core Problem Structures) on Close Reading Graphic Organizers - situations included are length, mass, capacity, and time
When I have used this close reading graphic organizer with struggling students, many have said to me, "This is the very first time I really understood what the problem was about!"