Category Archive: Graphic Organizer

Jan 29

Wish by Barbara O’Connor Teaching Activities

Wish by Barbara O’Connor After seeing a cardinal, close your eyes, spit three times, and make a wish. — You can make a wish if you clap three times before crossing a state line. — You can make a wish if you see a camel-shaped cloud. The Story These are just a few of the unusual things …

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Jan 18

Choice Boards (Think-Tac-Toe, BINGO, Menus, RAFT, & 1-3-5)

Choice Boards (Think-Tac-Toe, BINGO, Menus, RAFT, and 1-3-5) Units of study that provide students with the option to choose tasks is a great way to differentiate instruction. Activities are placed on graphic organizers for students to select. Tasks may be organized based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, the complexity of the tasks, learning styles, or multiple intelligence. …

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Jan 04

Suffix Teaching Activities and Ideas

Suffixes Be sure to check out last week’s post “Prefix Teaching Activities and Ideas.” The prefix post contains some ideas and free printables for teaching suffixes.  Activity #1 – Activity for Google Slides This activity for Google Slides helps students practice using suffixes that change the part of speech in words. This is a “View …

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Dec 28

Prefix Teaching Activities and Ideas

Prefixes The English Language English is a mix of several languages including French, Italian, Greek and Latin, Vietnamese and so on. This makes the number of words linguists estimate the English language to have extremely large —- approximately one million words. About 170,000 of these words are in current use. The average adult English speaker …

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Dec 21

Learning Log – A Teaching Strategy

Learning Log – A Teaching Strategy What is a Learning Log? A learning log is a specialized type of journal. Unlike typical journals, students record responses to the material they are learning. Learning logs may include: Concept Webs Semantic Maps Semantic Feature Analysis Lists of Unanswered Questions Students Have Observations for Experiments Teaching Strategies Why Use …

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Nov 16

Semantic Feature Analysis – A Teaching Strategy

Semantic Feature Analysis – A Teaching Strategy What is Semantic Feature Analysis? Semantic feature analysis (SFA) uses a grid to help students visualize how topics are related to one another. Learners complete the grid to see connections between items, make predictions, or categorize topics.  When to Use SFA Use semantic feature analysis any time students …

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Oct 19

Semantic Maps – A Teaching Strategy

Semantic Maps – A Teaching Strategy What are Semantic Maps? Like concept webs, semantic webs are a visual organizer that help students structure information. Usually semantic maps are slightly more complex than concept webs.  When to Use Semantic Maps Semantic maps may be used for thousands of skills. Try these ideas: character traits — Students …

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Sep 20

Concept Webs – A Teaching Strategy

Concept Webs – A Teaching Strategy   Since the human brain processes visuals much faster than text, using concept webs is an important learning strategy for students. What is a Concept Web? Concept webs are visual diagrams that connect abstract ideas. Students use these to connect prior knowledge and experiences to new information. To create …

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Jul 27

Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day September 13, 2017 Have an exceptional Roald Day with some of these resources! Resource #1 Download this free printable. Students will have a great time comparing the main characters of six of Dahl’s most famous books. Resource #2 Register for a free party pack at the Dahl Day website. All you have to do is …

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Jun 08

The Westing Game Book Unit Activities

The Westing Game Newbery Medal winner The Westing Game will keep the reader guessing ‘who did it’ from beginning to end. The story opens with Barney Northrup selling apartments at the Sunset Towers. Only a selected group of tenants receive an invitation to purchase the luxury estate at affordable prices. Once the tenants move in, sixteen are …

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