Graphic organizers are a great way to spark great discussion and deeper thinking among your students. They can be used with your whole class and in small groups. This organizer can be used after reading any book or story. It's a great way to have students look back at what they've read and organize their thoughts.
Students are used to using graphic organizers with published authors and their books, but they can also be used as a way to have your student authors look back at their own and their peers' writing. By taking a critical look at their own writing, students begin to see how the strategies and components they learn about in reading class are related to their writing, making them better, more thoughtful writers.