These graphic organizers were intended for use with Think, Pair, Share to build higher level dialogue into the classroom. Use them before a lesson to see what your students know or after to see what they have learned. I've used many of these as a starting point to create a class sized graphic organizer. They can also be used as warm-ups or homework!
Here are the topics covered:
1. Reading/ Writing Strategies
2. Imagery/ Figurative Language/ Author’s Purpose
3. Narrative Elements/ Structures/ Theme/ Author’s Purpose/ Conflict
4. Expository Elements/ Structures/ Main Idea/ Author’s Purpose
5. Poetry Elements/ Author’s Purpose/ Sound Devices/ Theme
Here are a list of ways to dial up or down these graphic organizers for your learners:
1. Allow them to fill one in together.
2. Draw your answers day!
3. Set them up as various stations and have students rotate through several for a cross genre comparison.
4. Create a game with the person who comes up with the most ingenious answer wins.
5. Create a game with the person who has the most answers wins.
6. Create a story based on a comic strip.
7. Write a paragraph based on your brainstorm from the graphic organizer.
8. Ask them to add another section to the graphic organizer that could challenge their partner.
9. Have the students each fill in one bubble and pass them around until they are completely filled in.
10. Pair a graphic organizer with a reading selection and see if they change their minds. (Ex. After reading the narrative, which three narrative elements do you think are the most important to this story? Justify your answers.)
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