✹ Help students realize relationships of reading texts to their lives.
✹ The graphic organizer works with all subject areas and is easily adapted to suit a variety of learners.
✹ This graphic organizer also works well for planning projects, speeches, and essays.
✹ Consider enlarging at a local printing company or education agency to use as an anchor chart or large group teaching tool.
✹ Enlarge on an Elmo, overhead projector, or interactive whiteboard for whole group instruction.
✹ Use as part of literacy, reading, science, social studies, or writing centers.
✹ Use as part of carousel reports.
✹ Assign specific students or specific groups particular columns, boxes, or rows and then share those with other students or groups.
✹ Cut apart the document on the lines and use as a game board. Photographs can be made of these for record keeping and sharing purposes. This can also be sent home as a review, communication, and sharing tool.
✹ Print on cardstock and laminate. This allows the document to be used repeatedly by writing on it with dry erase or wet erase markers. Photographs or photocopies can be made of these for record keeping and sharing purposes.
✹ Use as part of interactive notebooks. Print size may need to be reduced or enlarged depending on the size of notebooks being used.
✹ Use a variety of colored inks, pencils, markers, and highlighters to increase retention, personalization, and engagement.