I have created this graphic organizer packet in hopes to give teachers more resources to use when teaching young students non-fiction texts. After recently completing my first year of teaching I noticed that I had collected an abundance of fiction/story based graphic organizers for my students to use; but I did not accumulate near as many non-fiction organizers. After realizing this phenomenon, I was given an opportunity to explore this topic more thoroughly and create my own set of organizers.
These organizers are inspired and backed by my reading and research on John Hattie’s Visible Learning For Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning. In Hattie’s text he explains the relevance and importance of these visual learning strategies and the evidential research that backs them. My goal was to use his research and ideas, but alter them to fit the primary student level. In hopes to achieve my goal I tried to make these graphic organizers visually appealing for students, but not over stimulating. I also added student directions to each organizer, but would highly advise teachers to read the extra information about each strategy at the end of the document.
For my own professional growth and development please leave comments, successes, and any other advice you have!!