The Teacher s Big Book of Graphic Organizers

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470625668
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Tap into the power of graphic organizers for classroom success Veteran educator and NCTE trainer Katherine McKnight shows how students can use graphic organizers as an important tool to organize new information. Providing a visual representation that uses symbols to express ideas, concepts, and convey meaning, graphic organizers help to depict relationships between facts, terms, and ideas. The author demonstrates how graphic organizers have proven to be a powerful teaching and learning strategy. Includes 100 graphic organizers-more than any comparable book Included graphic organizers can be used before-, during-, and after-learning activities across the content areas Contains easy-to-follow instructions for teachers on how to use and adapt the book's graphic organizers Offers strategies for teachers to create their own graphic organizers for different grade levels The author Katherine McKnight is a noted literacy educator.

The Elementary Teacher s Big Book of Graphic Organizers K 5

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111841666X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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100 ready-to-use graphic organizers that help elementary students learn Graphic organizers are a powerful metacognitive teaching and learning tool and this book features 100 graphic organizers for teachers in grades K-5—double the number of any other book on the market. These graphic organizers can be used as before learning, during learning, or after learning activities, and support students' learning in the major content areas: English language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. Teachers can use each graphic organizer as-is or customize for their own classroom's unique needs. Tips for classroom implementation and information on how the tool supports learning A Difficulty Dial that indicates the complexity of each graphic organizer Two Student Samples demonstrating how the organizer may be used with younger and older students This book gives teachers in grades K-5 a powerful way to help students understand relationships between facts, terms, and ideas.

The Big Book of Reproducible Graphic Organizers

Author: Jennifer Jacobson
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780590378840
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Offers advice for using fifty graphic organizers to promote critical thinking skills in subjects ranging from language arts and social studies to science and mathematics.

Social Studies

Author: Sarah Longhi
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439548946
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Help students build background knowledge, synthesize information, and increase their overall understanding of social studies topics with this collection of 20 highly motivating, reproducible graphic organizers. Mini-lessons help teachers introduce each organizer and provide directions for use. Also includes student samples that model how to use the organizers. For use with Grades 4-6.

The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787996505
Format: PDF, Docs
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Guide to Improv in the Classroom Most people know The Second City as an innovative school for improvisation that has turned out leading talents such as Alan Arkin, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. This groundbreaking company has also trained thousands of educators and students through its Improvisation for Creative Pedagogy program, which uses improv exercises to teach a wide variety of content areas and boost skills that are crucial for student learning: listening, teamwork, communication, idea-generation, vocabulary, and more. The scores of ready-to-use exercises offered here can be used to teach a wide variety of subjects--including language arts, math, science, and social studies--as well as to build classroom community and develop cooperative learning skills. All of the lessons are linked to current national standards for the United States and Canada, and have been proven particularly effective with kinesthetic learners and students with attention difficulties. Praise for The Second City Guide toImprov in the Classroom "This lively book reminds us that both real teaching and real learning are essentially exploratory, empowering, and downright fun." --Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, author, Imagining to Learn and You Gotta BE the Book, winner of the David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in English Education "The book offers wonderful resources for teachers interested in differentiating instruction and expanding the range of possibilities for students to think by visualizing, creating new possibilities, connecting and deepening meaning, sensing and feeling." --Donna Ogle, Ed.D., professor, National-Louis University and past president, International Reading Association "The methods provided by McKnight and Scruggs are tried-and-true and have proven to be extremely successful with students of all ages." --Jessica Rogers, National Board Certified Teacher, Daniel Boone Elementary School, Chicago

Differentiating with Graphic Organizers

Author: Patti Drapeau
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634507886
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Graphic organizers have proven to be successful tools for helping students develop their critical and creative thinking skills. This research-based resource shows how graphic organizers can improve teaching practices, help differentiate instruction in the classroom, and raise learning outcomes for all students, including English language learners and students with learning disabilities. The author presents graphic organizers for nine types of thinking processes based on Bloom's taxonomy and offers examples of how to apply the graphic organizers in different subject areas and grade levels. This hands-on guide demonstrates how teachers can: Promote the critical thinking processes of assuming, inferring, analyzing, prioritizing, and judging Encourage the creative thinking processes of brainstorming, connecting, creating, and elaborating Modify graphic organizers or create their own to meet individual learning needs With assessment rubrics for providing quality feedback included, Differentiating With Graphic Organizers addresses ways to promote and build students’ creative reasoning, communication, and problem-solving skills and make the learning process a success.

Teaching Writing

Author: Nancy L. Witherell
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545059015
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Help every primary learner build basic writing skills with graphic organizers designed at three levels of challenge. Each of the 15 model lessons in this book is paired with three ready-to-use organizers that support and engage a range of learners and boost their writing skills. Topics include types of sentences, descriptive writing, elaborating, how-to paragraphs, writing in response to literature, and more! For use with Grades 1-3.