Monday, July 2, 2012

Reading Detectives - Non Fiction Graphic Organizer


I wanted to share a graphic organizer I created with all of you.
This graphic organizer helped me engage my students in Non-Fiction reading
by turning the activity into a game.
It's all about the way we present it to them, isn't it?
I pulled a few magnifying glasses from my Science kits and let students work
 in small groups or pairs as detectives.

The organizer uses the acronym DETECTIVE to guide students through the text and spark discussion.
It can be used before whole group discussion or afterward.
Students can complete it during guided reading with teacher's support or during ceneters/individual work.

I've used this graphic organizer in Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies as it is a great tool to integrate reading skills with the content areas.

Click on the image to grab this freebie.

This organizer covers multiple Information Text standards ranging from 3-6 grades.
5.RIT.2, 5.RIT.4, 5.RIT.5, 5.RIT.7

I hope you find it useful. I'd love to hear how it worked in your classroom :)

6 comments:

Primary Possibilities said...

Very good idea. That covers a lot of the CCS for many grade levels. Great resource!

Stephany
primarypossibilities.blogspot.com

S. Simpson said...

I can't wait to see all of the great ideas that you ladies will be sharing. This is VERY EXCITING!!!!
✰ Stacy

Simpson Superstars

Wendy Bramlett said...

I am probably biting off more than I can chew......starting the common core this year and jumping head first into the Daily Five And CAFE. I am really glad I found you. I just know that your resources will be helping me so that I am not reinventing the wheel....

Neesa said...

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Danielle Irons said...

Hi - just found your blog through Pinterest. Love this Reading Detective poster. My school wide theme this year is all about detectives! So this will go perfectly.

If you have time, please check out my brand new blog at http://scrappyteaching.blogspot.com. I have just added your button to my blog!

Thanks :)

A M Smith said...

Love this!! Thanks so much!

Ann Marie Smith @ Innovative Connections

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