I created this worksheet to use with my students as we read science articles. It may work for nonfiction in other areas as well. As we read current events, I want my students to slow down and think about what the article is talking about, create pictures in their mind of the events mentioned, and make sure they are understanding not only the vocabulary, but the implications of how the article relates to our class and to their lives in the world around them.
This is a 3 page worksheet. I shrink it down so that 2 sheets are on a page, and print front and back. When you fold the worksheet in half, there is a blank side, and we tape that side into our interactive notebook. Then the foldable will open and close and show all 3 of the worksheet sides to write on.
The worksheet has a series of shapes that direct the students to do different tasks. I like this type of graphic organizer because it allows students to use space as they group their ideas, and helps visual learners to key into certain parts of the page.
On the worksheet you will see:
1. A sun to write in article title
2. A rainbow for the student name
3. A cylinder to summarize what the article is about
4. A triangle to write important science facts
5. A large plus to illustrate the article
6. An hourglass with pros on the top and cons on the bottom
7. A large arrow to write 3 questions not answered in the article
8. A circular track to write vocabulary words
For $2 - you will receive a 3-page Word document. This file is shared in Microsoft Word, so you will be able to customize it, change words or shapes, as it will be most helpful to your classroom.
If you have any questions - I'd prefer you ask me BEFORE purchasing rather than leaving less than flattering feedback after purchasing. :)