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Second graders study historical photographs to see how occupations can change or stay the same. They create a Venn diagram and discuss what effects how occupations change.
Compare and Contrast Two Settings in One Text
Look for the signal words! Scholars get both instruction and practice comparing and contrasting. Although it is completely scripted, it can also serve as a detailed outline. Demonstrate this as you read a passage (included) and search for words signaling similarities or differences. Visualize using a Venn Diagram (there is a blank template here). Give learners practice through two more passages. There is a completed Venn Diagram for the middle passage, however consider simply projecting the blank template for all three passages. Adaptations and word cards are also included.
Scrapbook of Evidence
Students read three different genres of fiction. They create a story map and brainstorm possible collage inclusions. Each student prepares a minimum of two scrapbook page entries for each text or passage. Students write beside each picture on the collage one or two sentences explaining why that picture represents something that would be important to the character.
Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer
In this graphic organizer, learners compare and contrast land animals and sea animals. They make a list of how they are different, and another list of how they are different after looking at photographs on the page.
Graphic Organizer: Venn Diagram for Briar Rose
Compare and contrast the characters of Gemma and Becca from Briar Rose. Using a Venn diagram (not included but easy to create), readers will explore the characters. Not much direction or explanation is included here.
Pairing Picture Books with Edith Hamilton's Mythology
As a before reading strategy, class members select a tale from mythology, examine several picture book versions of the myth, and fill out part of a Venn diagram with observations about the hero in particular and the myth in general.They then read Hamilton's more complex version and complete the other half of their diagram. A list of picture books and a template for the Venn diagram are included.
Moving to the Five Paragraph Narrative Essay
Your class just completed a graphic organizer as a prewriting strategy, but how do they take what they've recorded on their sheet and turn it into a five-paragraph essay? Help your novice writers with this 23-slide PowerPoint. An example is provided with each step of the writing process. The hook, who, what, when, where, and why are all highlighted for a fantastic five-paragraph essay!
The Venn diagram is such a useful tool! It can be used to provide a visual when comparing things across the curriculum. In this case, learners consider three Venn diagrams that each have a unique set of things in them. They must answer three questions about each of the diagrams. This resource would be a perfect way to introduce this important graphic organizer to your pupils!
Venn Diagrams, Part 3
Can your first graders interpret Venn diagrams? Different sets of clues help pupils narrow down a specific number in different shapes. They determine odds and evens, greater than or less than, and what shape the number is in. A fun activity to do as a group!
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Guide your class on an adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with this Hampton-Brown outline. It provides educators with a guide to increase reading comprehension, critical thinking, literary analysis, and reading strategies. This guideline includes a story map example, questions, and more! What a fantastic resource!
SEQUENCING A STORY WITH PICTURES: TEXT AND TALK
Third graders create a graphic organizer. They draw illustrations that show the beginning, middle and end of a trip they took to visit a friend or a relative. They write age-appropriate text to accompany each drawing. They tell his/her story to an audience using the details in the picture.
Using a Graphic Organizer
“Is Pluto a Planet?” Pairs of researchers use graphic organizers to record data found during their investigation into this ongoing controversy. Finally, class member use the collected information to write a paragraph in support of their position. Assessments, center ideas, and extension are included.
The Venn diagram is an important graphic organizer, and learners should be familiar with it. Here, pupils compare things that are made of plastic and metal, and they identify the things that have both substances in them. There are two other Venn diagrams that compare odd numbers and numbers greater than 20, and white things and green things. Great practice for first graders.
How Do You Find the Intersection of Percent Data by Using a Venn Diagram?
When you first read this word problem it seems pretty daunting. The instructor explains how to identify the variables, how to convert percentage to whole numbers, and how to set up the problem and solve it. She uses a Venn diagram as a visual aid.
Solar Storms: Odds, Fractions and Percentages
In this solar storms worksheet, students read about the correlation between different astronomical events to find patters and new 'laws' of nature. Students use given statistical information about solar flares and coronal mass ejections to construct a Venn Diagram which they use to answer 9 questions about the odds, fractions and percentages of these phenomena.
Using a Venn Diagram to Compare / Contrast: Double Bubble
Create a "Double Bubble" to organize information in a Venn diagram-like graphic organizer. There are a few options included to differentiate this assignment, but unfortunately, there are no topics for selection. Provide your emerging writers with a list of topics to choose from.
Comparing Works By The Same Author: Venn Diagram
A Venn diagram is a great tool. Middle schoolers research specific authors from different time periods, cultures, and genres. In groups, they create a Venn Diagram in order to compare and contrast two pieces of literature by the same author. They must use excerpts from the text to support their claims.
Venn Diagrams- Help Page
In this Venn diagrams worksheet, students analyze an information sheet that features whimsical animals explaining how to use Venn diagrams. There are no problems to solve.
Using Word Processing to Create Graphic Organizers
Students create a graphic organizer and instructional rubric using word processing software. They conduct Internet research at the History Alive website, and publish an essay.
Making and Using a Graphic Organizer for Solving a Mystery
Learners create tables in a word processing program which helps them organize their text clues when reading a mystery story. They develop reading comprehension strategies while using a computer based graphic organizer in order to solve the mystery.