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Graphic Organizers for Kindergarten???
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My new literacy adoption uses graphic organizers from the first week. I have never used them before and I'm resistant to use them now--I envision that it will take the joy out of reading stories.

If you use these, please help me to see the value of them in K...tell me some of your most helpful hints. My adoption says things like, in Day 3's lesson, to have students 'write' the supporting details for the main idea on their graphic organizer...HELLO, they can't write yet....


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You have to try them!!!
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They work!! I absolutely love them. No students can not write, but they can draw and they love it!!

I found scholastic has some cute graphic organizers for setting. T-charts and venn diagrams are perfect and are so simple to use in September for rhyming words, classifying letters and numbers, comparing math manipulatives, characters in stories, and yet the possibilities are endless.

Just a daily/weekly plan for you to try:
Monday-model by reading a story and YOU model how to fill in the graphic organizer
Tuesday-introduce story of the week with the skill you modeled on Monday, students wil give you the answers to use to fill in the graphic organizer
Wednesday-add more to the graphic organizer if possible
Thursday- whole group try graphic organizer together while you fill it out with them, so they know how to
Friday-try on thier own

Sometimes I may have to teach for two weeks before I allow them to fill in a graphic organizer, but it all depends on the story/concept or skill.

If you give me your email I can email you such a great organizer that I use for characters in stories. and even my lesson plan!!

One last thing...in September they may just want to watch you/assist you with filling them out...then in October try a simple one (venn diagram, t-chart) and by the end of the year they will be completing sequencing organizers and writing stories with them I PROMISE!!!

I hope this helps a little
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These sound great! Thank you for sharing
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how you implement them! We use a box and t chart in science, and I have also tried the Frayer graphic organizer in math/science. Works great for vocab words. Again, you are right - draw pictures - few words in beginning and kick it up a notch each time!!!

Example/non-example is our best way of teaching as the brain automatically hunts for same and different - hard wiring this through the Frayer model...

http://www.longwood.edu/staff/jonesc...corg/fraym.htm

I will pm you to send you my email as I would love to have your organizer!

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Thanks Bee
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I will send you the rest...I have a great one at school too-I'll be in touch later this week
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Sounds great!
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Looking forward to them!!!

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This sounds great! Thanks for sharing. I'm taking a class right now and one of the topics is using graphic organizers with K students. Can you share the ones you use-especially the one that focuses on characters in stories? kteachersmj#yahoo.com
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