These fun all about me graphic organizer will be a hit with your kindergarten and first grade students. Use these graphic organizer posters to invite students to tell everything about themselves in writing. Using the name of a popular cookie is a mnemonic device that helps my students remember the structural order their paragraphs need to take: Opinion, Reason, Example, Opinion. Promotes creative writing skills and helps students explore the writing process. I'm excited to see how they do!! A couple weeks into our persuasive writing unit and I have already seen a lot of progress from our very first efforts. After discussing the pros and cons with partners, the class took sides.
Students also used the debate section of the online issues. After the initial vocabulary is introduced, I challenged my third graders to look for examples of these types of words in their everyday reading. Simply click on each image to download and print your own copy. All of our printable graphic organizers are designed to facilitate understanding of key concepts by allowing students to visually identify key points and ideas. Today is the right side activity for our interactive student notebooks.
The students arrive today- hopefully- in hand and having a good idea to write about. I'd love to connect with you on and! They know the problem- a meteor fell in their yard. It is perfect for showing relationships between concepts and ideas. We have graphic organizers for reading, science, writing, math, and for general classroom use. Today is the right side activity for our interactive student notebooks. Using the name of a popular cookie is a mnemonic device that helps my students remember the structural order their paragraphs need to take: Opinion, Reason, Example, Opinion.
The organizers made putting their thoughts into a clear paragraph with supporting reasons and examples very easy for most students. As if I'm in a trance, I pull out the prewriting form the students will be using although they don't know it yet and begin to write. Promotes creative writing skills and helps students explore the writing process. You'll also find blank printable templates like graph paper, dot arrays, and other useful tools. You can see our chart below.
Add photos, stickers or other items to create a personal story. For those students who didn't do or remember to bring their homework, I just have them begin with the one idea they have in their head. The All About Me Web fill-in personal posters allow students to express themselves in a structured environment. They make them for grades 1-6. The organizer below is my favorite to use once the students are more familiar with the structure of opinion paragraphs. At that point, I let them dive into the archives of old articles online and they were quickly able to find opinion pieces in several of the issues we had read this year.
I have students who still haven't mastered capitalization and punctuation, so I knew I would have to break down the mechanics of writing an opinion statement into a step-by-step process for them. There are many more sheets like these in. This week I am happy to share with you a few tips along with the graphic organizers I created to help get my students writing opinion pieces that showed me that my students, while not quite there yet, were fully capable of making it to the top of that mountain. Once students had planned out two different opinions, they selected one to turn into a full paragraph in their writer's notebooks. The students receive a graphic organizer along with a set of and I instruct them to glue the graphic organizer onto the bottom half of the right side of their notebook- across from the wheel from yesterday. We also discuss how other words, called transitions, are signals to your reader as to where you are in your writing: the beginning, middle or end.
Add photos, stickers or other items to create a personal story. The richest conversation we had was in answer to the question- Is it possible to have the different themes in the same passage. You can see our chart below. The point of this exercise is for the students to see how prewriting transforms to the rough draft. The right side interactive notebook activity for this lesson is another graphic organizer. A midst some groans, I remind them that prewriting is quick and doesn't contain all their details so they need to finish up.
They are ready to move on. After we finish pretending to be Patricia Polacco, I give each of them a story map and have them begin their prewriting. With students divided into two groups, they took part in a spirited debate called. At the end of class, we do a quick share of more developed ideas and I collect the prewriting. We do a quick review with shoulder partners about what theme is and how to find it. Mint should stop making pennies. The students who believed you could have different themes cited the fact that people have different experiences and can read different things into the passages.
My third graders need to be able to write opinion pieces on topics or texts that state an opinion within a framework of an organizational structure that provides reasons that support the opinion and provides a concluding statement. After we finish pretending to be Patricia Polacco, I give each of them a story map and have them begin their prewriting. I give the students time to work on this before we share answers. The point of this exercise is for the students to see how prewriting transforms to the rough draft. We review the writing process and the students know that the first step is prewriting.