It’s almost Earth Day and if your students are like mine, they will have many ideas to share about ways kids can help the earth!
Those of you who are familiar with my Read and Write and More products will recognize this 3-Part Graphic Organizer format. I use it regularly because of its versatility.
Whether students are young and not using print yet, or just brainstorming ideas into an outline, having the three-part structure allows room for pictures, small clippings and quick diagrams.
Early / Beginning Writers:
Beginning writers have enough space to draw a picture and write a sentence about it. Writing simple ‘how-to’s, retelling personal events and making lists give kids real purposes for writing, confidence and motivation.
Outline for writing piece:
Using the 3-part organizer for story-planning, or summarizing a retell, helps my primary students consolidate sequential thinking (beginning, middle, end; first, then, finally etc.) and allows students to differentiate how they express their knowledge. Some draw pictures in the boxes, leave their papers for scanning, then add their voice-to-text note through Read&Write for Google. There are so many possibilities!
And of course, there are always those who finish first. A drawing page for early finishers, and a vocabulary list for those who need one, are also included.
Grab your freebie here!
Happy Earth Day, everyone!