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I'm a visual person. I need to see things to help make sense of whatever I'm learning. I'm also a maker of lists. I have zillions for all sorts of reasons, so you can only imagine how a graphic organizer makes my life a whole lot easier.
I found that when I helped my elementary kiddo's, as well as my college students, design graphic organizers to get their thoughts together, writing became easier for them, and things flowed better and were more concise as well.
I use them for a variety of reasons and wanted to design some with Common Core State Standards in mind. If children are able to jot down specific details in a certain order (beginning-middle and end) they are better able to re-tell a story, and then later, write one themselves.
With that in mind, I made an apple and pumpkin graphic organizer, to help students retell a story on those themes, and then practice writing what they learned in the appropriate boxes. I used pictures that represented the beginning-middle and end of the apple and pumpkin life cycles as well.
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