We always find it helpful to model a graphic organizer before expecting students to complete one independently. I find this is the graphic organizer my students turn to first when they are looking for an idea.
You can download this collection of informational text graphic organizers here:. Poetry Frames Here are just a few organizers for poetry. Stella Writes from the Scholastic Teacher Store introduces a delightful character to encourage, explain, and make kids feel comfortable — and even eager — to write with confidence across different genres.
It seems like we have spent a great deal of time searching for the perfect graphic organizer. By Genia Connell Grades 1—2, 3—5, 6—8 Just write about a small moment from your life. Once they have been guided through the process, the organizer can be an option during independent reading.
Therefore, I have my students create an additional organizer in their notebooks called The Heart of My Writing. However, when you are 8 years old, there are not a whole lot of things you consider yourself an authority on. Many students leave blank spots on their hearts so they can fill them in as the year goes on.
The following graphic organizer is made for legal-sized paper.