Sick and tired of having your students write summaries of articles, novels, and picture books? Me too!
I've created four different graphic organizers that allow your students to show you what they know in an nontraditional way. All of the organizers are edit-able so you can make them best fit your classroom!
3, 2, 1: Students write 3 things they found out, 2 things they found interesting, and 1 question.
Alpha Boxes: Students write 25 words that they found interesting from the reading. Then they choose five of those words and write a sentence as to why they chose them.
Quote/Thought: They choose (or you choose) a quote from the story. The students then tell their thoughts about the quote.
It says, I say, so: Given a question about the text, the students find proof from the text, give their thoughts/opinions on that proof, and then draw a conclusion.