Integrate Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies with Art!
These graphic organizers for responding to fiction and informational text feature a draw and write format that will activate students’ visualization skills and give them a creative way to repond to text.
Designed to combine visual and written responses to text, these unique graphic organizers ask students to draw first, then write to label, annotate, describe, or explain their thoughts.
They are intended for third, fourth, and fifth grade, but are suitable for higher grades and for differentiating for ELL and other special needs students. Some, especially those versions without directions, are also appropriate for use with additional support in lower grades.
This resource includes 64 different graphic organizers.
Each organizer is offered in three versions,
for a total of 192 pages
- with directions for responding to fiction -- 64 pages
- with directions for responding to nonfiction -- 64 pages
- without directions, for a variety of uses -- 64 pages
have directions that cover a range of reading comprehension skills and support many ELA Common Core standards. They can be printed and used as is or teachers can give additional or more specific directions as needed. Prompt topics include:
... and more
have directions that cover a range of Science and Social Studies topics. Some are written to support specific Next Generation Science Standards. They can be printed and used as is, or additional directions can be added. Prompt topics include:
Versions without directions
can be used in unlimited ways:
- with oral directions
- for responding to read alouds
- for responding to assigned reading
- for responding to independent reading & in readers’ workshop
Use these graphic organizers across the curriculum!
Inside the .zip file:
- visual table of contents
- pages with directions for fiction
- pages with directions for nonfiction
- pages without directions, for multiple uses,
(includes visual reference pages with suggestions for use)
***** PLEASE NOTE *****
These graphic organizers are not editable.
Versions without prompts are intended to be used with oral directions.
Other ‘Draw and Write’ resources of interest:
Draw and Write NonFiction Response Templates
Draw and Write Literature Response - Middle School Version
Draw and Write Literature Response - Elementary Version
Learn Language Arts Strategies with Art
Artist Biographies for Kids
For art-making ideas and suggestions:
Making Time For Art
-- free -- suggestions and ideas for adding more art to the classroom
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
and Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence.
Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids,
for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons, some of which are designed to be integrated across the curriculum.
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