Friday, November 5, 2010

Best Set of Graphic Organizers

We have a binder here at school that is really quite amazing -- it includes 30 well designed, beautiful graphic organizers. Published by Primary Concepts, the set includes lesson plans, 30 blank reproducible 8 1/2 by 11 sheets containing different graphic organizers, and 6 large wipe-off charts of their most popular graphic organizers.

Online you can view a sample from the lesson plans, including how the Story Map (which is literally a map page with a compass rose in the corner) can be used with The Gingerbread Boy. We will be doing The Gingerbread Boy in a few weeks as our class play/puppetry focus, so I was glad to find this! We are doing a story map sheet for each play as we produce it, but I like that this is actually a literal Map on which you can sketch the action as it takes place.

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