Graphic Organizers


 When we moved from writing sentences to writing stories, it helped to organize our thoughts using graphic organizers. A lot of modeling and practice took place before the students began their own stories.

We talked about what stories had in common, so that when we wrote stories, our stories would have these elements. We decided that -characters, setting, and a beginning, middle and end were important things to have in a story.

Some of the graphic organizers that we looked at were webs, story maps, paragraph frames, and Venn diagrams.