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 2 page worksheet. I print it front and back and give my students one page. 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 scroll where students explain the 5 most important words
2. A triangle to write the article title
3. 3 arrows radiating out from the triangle to list the author, data, and publisher
4. A thought bubble where students list the most significant article quote
5. A rounded square that the thought bubble comes off of where students explain why the quote is important.
6. An oval where students illustrate what is happening in the article
7. A trapezoid where students write out a summary of the main ideas in paragraph form
For $2 - you will receive a 2-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. :)