by C. Elkins, OK Math and Reading Lady
I highly recommend the use of graphic organizers. The purpose is to help students organize information with regard to different text structures:
- Compare and contrast
- Cause and effect
- Details / Descriptive
- Problem and solution
Graphic organizers are also helpful with standards such as:
- Main idea
- Character analysis
- Story elements
Graphic organizers help organize the student’s thinking, and assist with note-taking. The visual pictures created help the student “see” the text structure, recall details, state the main idea, and summarize the selection.
Here are links to some sites I think provide good quality graphic organizers which can be utilized with a variety of situations:
- This one is more primary oriented: https://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/
- This one is oriented more for 3rd and above: http://www.educationoasis.com/printables/graphic-organizers/
- This one is a FREE resource at TPT (as pictured above) that supports each of the 5 text structures: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Non-Fiction-Text-Structures-Flip-Flap-and-Graphic-Organizers-Freebie-1777102
I have also linked these in “Instructional Resources” and in the categories list on my blog. Enjoy!!