Monday, May 13, 2013

Hands On Graphic Organizers for Writing

I love to use Graphic Organizers with all the writing we do!  Recently, I have been trying to incorporate using graphic organizers with even my youngest Kinder ELL students to support their writing.  One great way I found to do this was doing more hands-on organizers with which the students can practice organizing the information on a larger scale together. We recently did a mini-unit on the different animal groups.  We created this graphic organizer after reading our Animal Groups Emergent Reader and watching this excellent BrainPop Jr. video about animal classification.
Last, students wrote their own animal facts about their chosen group using these  awesome writing sheets from .The students were able to gain a lot of content vocabulary and loved the hands-on approach!   Please add comments on how you use graphic organizers with young students. 


BrainPop Video



Monday, May 6, 2013

Sale of theYear!

The Teacher Appreciation Sale is here!  Please join me in May 7th-8th for the HUGE Teacher Appreciation Sale!  Use code TAD13 for 10% off the entire site, my store is an additional 20% off, which makes all purchases from my store 28% off!  Stock up for the rest of this year and next!  Thanks to Zip-a-dee-doo-dah Designs for this awesome graphic!