Graphic Organizers Printables and Ideas - Print them - Venn Diagrams, Concept Maps, Writing, Character, Reading Graphic Organizers Venn Diagrams Compare and Contrast Cause and Effect Venn Diagrams Introduction to Graphic Organizers An introduction with samples of filled-in graphic organizers (PDF File) Feedback or Request Request a graphic organizer or leave feedback
Printable Graphic Organizers for Teachers, Grades K-12 Highlights Halloween Happy Halloween! Students love this fall holiday; take advantage of it! 2016 Presidential Elections Election season is here! October Calendar of Events October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Writing Introduction As you know, free graphic organizers are readily available on the Internet. However, access to quality organizers often requires either a monthly or an annual fee. Here you will find, what I think, are quality organizers WITHOUT monthly or annual fees. I dug into my own archives that I've accumulated over my 33 year career in search of organizers that focus on writing. With that in mind, I searched thoroughly for graphic organizer ideas wherever I could find them. The result is what you will see on this page--a collection of 50 graphic organizers designed specifically for teaching writing. And, if you like these, I’ve got a strong feeling that you’ll also like 50 More WRITERizers—the newer sibling of this collection. Quick Links for THIS Page You may use the following quick links to go directly to what interests you on this page. Webs for Preparing to Write Return to Top of Page Flow Charts for Sequencing Return to Top of Page Persuasive and Expository Essay Maps Concept Wheels
Mind42.com - Collaborative mind mapping in your browser A List of Free Graphic Organizers for Teachers and Students Graphic organizers are visual representations of ideas and topics. They are also called knowledge maps,story maps,concept maps,mind maps, cognitive organizers, advance organizers,or concept diagrams. Literature in the field of education strong supports the effective use of graphic organizers to enhance students learning and sharpen their critical thinking skills. The importance of graphic organizers in education As I mentioned above graphic organizers are very crucial elements in learning and teaching and according to a research published in Mentoring Minds graphic organizers can positively impact education and here is why: Now that you have learnt about the imporatnce of graphic organizers let me provide you with a list of free and ready to use graphics. Easy Notecards is a great educational resource. It is like a graphic outline that features the main stages for writing an essay. Timeline is a free graphic organizer created by Read Write Think. Eduplace is really a great site .
Graphic Organizer Worksheets Advertisement. EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) Graphic Organizers Graphic organizers (some of which are also called concept maps, entity relationship charts, and mind maps) are a pictorial way of constructing knowledge and organizing information. Increasing Understanding by Creating Graphic Organizers: The process of converting a mass of data/information/ideas into a graphic map gives the student an increased understanding and insight into the topic at hand. The creation of graphic organizers also helps the student generate ideas as they develop and note their thoughts visually. Uses of Graphic Organizers: Graphic organizers can be used to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming.
Effective Literacy Instruction Worksheets and Templates Skip to content Worksheets & Templates We’re a bit obsessed about effective literacy instruction and that’s why we’re always building our library of literacy worksheets and templates. Take a minute and review the list. You’ll likely find something that you can use to support your activities. Below are Keys to Literacy worksheets, templates, and other instructional material associated with our programs. From The Key Comprehension Routine From The Key Vocabulary Routine From Keys to Content Writing and Keys to Argument Writing Note: The following templates are for use by educators who have attended our writing professional development. From The ANSWER Key for Extended Response From the Keys to Literacy Planning Model Material to Support Student Organization Other RESOURCES/Workshops&Templates imageRESOURCES/Workshops&Templates: blockquote “The workshop was wonderful — all teachers should take it. © 2014 Keys to Literacy All rights reserved. Password Reset Please enter your e-mail address.
5 Key Strategies For ELL Instruction English Language Learners (ELLs) face the double challenge of learning academic content as well as the language in which it is presented. Teachers have traditionally treated language learning as a process of imparting words and structures or rules to students, separate from the process of teaching content knowledge. This approach has left ELLs especially unprepared to work with the complex texts and the academic types of language that are required to engage in content area practices, such as solving word problems in Mathematics, or deconstructing an author’s reasoning and evidence in English Language Arts. ELLs need to be given frequent, extended opportunities to speak about content material and work through complex texts in English with small groups of classmates. Working closely with Denver Public Schools teachers Ms. Scaffolding Understanding Purposeful Grouping Also, as this video explains, ELLs learn best when they are in heterogeneous classrooms. Background Knowledge
ESL Teachers, Academic Language, and the Common-Core Standards - Learning the Language Making the rigorous common-core standards in English/language arts and mathematics accessible to every type of learner is a huge undertaking for educators. In a new special report called Moving Beyond the Mainstream, three of my Education Week colleagues and I try to tackle some of the most central challenges to that endeavor, as teachers in every state but four forge ahead with using the new standards and delivering their instruction in varying ways to meet the needs of all students— those with disabilities, those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, those who are gifted, and those who are still learning English. My two stories examine two major issues when it comes to English-learners and the standards: the changing role of the English-as-a-second-language teacher and the academic-language demands and practices inherent in the common-core that will challenge most students, but especially ELLs.
Teaching Content and Academic Language Concurrently Posted onFebruary 27, 2013byMaryEllen Vogt One reason that the SIOP Model has struck a nerve with so many educators, in addition to the proven academic gains for English learners, is that teachers see that we cannot wait until English learners are proficient in academic English before we teach them the grade-level content concepts they need to succeed. Also, teachers have realized that just because students seem to speak English effortlessly when they’re on the playground or in the lunchroom, it doesn’t mean that they have mastered academic English, “the set of words, grammar, and organizational strategies used to describe complex ideas, higher-order thinking processes, and abstract concepts” (Zwiers, 2008, p. 20). We now know that in order for English learners to succeed academically, they must be taught content concepts and the related academic language of that content concurrently. 21st Century Academic Skills in School and Beyond
Resources / Teaching Academic Language What is Academic Language? Academic language is the language used in textbooks, in classrooms, and on assessments. It is different in structure and vocabulary from the everyday spoken English of social interactions and must be taught explicitly. Basic principles of vocabulary instruction: C - Connect: Students remember vocabulary when the word is strongly CONNECTED to what they already know and have experienced. O - Organize: Students remember more information when it is clearly ORGANIZED into meaningful categories D - Deep-Process: Students remember vocabulary when it is DEEPLY PROCESSED through visual, auditory, physical, or emotional experiences. E - Exercise: Students remember vocabulary when they are given the opportunity to EXERCISE the mind through strategic review and practice in a variety of ways. Strategies: Have students rate the vocabulary based on their knowledge of the term. 2. 3. Sites where students can develop vocabulary: