It's All About Evidence: Graphic Organizers for Grades 5-9

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5th - 9th, Homeschool
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Stop making graphic organizers yourself. Save yourself time and effort. This is 100% worth it. I saved this much in Tylenol alone. Thank you!
These are so amazing to grab and use to help students with their reading skills. Text evidence is so important and it makes it easy and visual for students during the reading process. Thank you!


Graphic Organizers for Grades 5-9:

Graphic organizers make teaching challenging reading and writing skills a snap! (See scrolling preview for some close up views.)

Wait! This set of organizers is also included in a bundle which contains 52 graphic organizers and exemplars: “Graphic Organizer Super-Saver Pack”

These organizers were designed specifically to help students master two literacy skills:

#1 Key Ideas and Details

• Using close reading techniques to cite textual evidence
• Summarizing to provide a framework for supporting details

#2 Integration of Knowledge

• Evaluating claims and the reasoning used to support them
• Drawing evidence from literary and informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

What's included?

20+ Graphic Organizers
Samples of Completed Organizers
Student Instruction Sheets for Independent Work or Literacy Stations
Teacher Directions and Sample Overviews
Skill Index

Template Roll Call: Prove it!
2 organizers to help students make claims and provide 3 pieces of evidence to support them

Examine It!
2 versions of the same template: 1 guides students to determine and the author’s purpose and 1 is an annotation tool to help them analyze the author’s craft

Visualize It!
2 illustration-required organizers:1 requires students to draw and lift text to deepen understanding and 1 requires students to create an illustrated flip-up cover sheet that will reveal written content

Simplify It!
2 organizers to give students practice crafting satisfying endings that offer their readers a life lesson or a simple takeaway

Map It!
3 mapping tools: 1 assists students when they are separating important information from interesting information and the other is a template designed to have students brainstorm ideas for a well-constructed paragraph or a complete essay (A blank mapping template is also included.)

Visualize It!
2 organizers require students to illustrate and explain a concept : 1 uses lifted text to help them draw, and 1 uses the student drawing to invite readers to read students’ claims, summaries and takeaways

Quote It!
3 quotation-gathering templates: 1 asks students to select and react to a single quote, 1 asks students to gather and cite sources for famous quotes and 1 asks students to cite and quote 3 different characters

Summarize It!
2 organizers: 1 asks students to form an opinion and gather words and phrases from the text to support it, and 1 prompts students to clearly identify the beginning, middle, and end of an assigned text

Synthesize It!
2 essay organizers:

1st Opinion Writing Graphic Organizer This template requires students to: 1) Make a claim, 2) back it up with evidence from multiple sources, and 3) provide a satisfying ending.

2nd Argument Writing Organizer This template requires students to complete all the information needed to write an opinion piece (see information above) and add a counter claim.

More Templates and Organizers:
3 Bonus Claim It. Prove It. Simplify It. templates to use with any text

Once completed, students can use crayons and markers to make these graphic organizers bright, colorful and worthy of displaying on a bulletin board or in the hallway.

Completed graphic organizers are included in this packet to use as models, to set up literacy stations, or as an answer key for examples of ways to complete each graphic organizer.

More Fun Organizers to Try:

Transition Tickets

Common Core Organizers


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1 Year
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