Graphic Organizers I can use graphic organizers (webs, Venn, KWL) to understand what I read.
Essential Questions What are graphic organizers? How do they help you understand text? What are some examples of graphic organizers? How do you decide which graphic organizer to use? What graphic organizer would you use to help better yourself understand information? How will this graphic organizer help you to understand the information?
Today... Today we are going to define various types of graphic organizers. You will be taking notes on each of the types of graphic organizers AND we will use different graphic organizers to answer questions while reading different stories.
Vocabulary Time We will define FIVE different types of Graphic Organizers.
Timeline Timelines are a graphic representation of time, shown in a line. Huh!? Timelines take time/dates out of a passage and put them in a straight path (line) in sequential order. sequential order - going from first to last; past, present, future.
Lets take a look. Harriet Ross born 1819 1825 Harriet started working 1831 Serious head injury Married John Tubman 18441849 Escaped to Philadelphia Harriet Ross was born in 1819. She was a slave from the time of her birth. Harriet was born in Maryland. When she was six years old, she was considered old enough to work. Harriet had a very serious head injury when she was 12 years old. In 1844, Harriet was married to John Tubman. The only thing that Harriet wanted was to be free. In 1849, she left her husband and escaped to Philadelphia.
Harriet Ross born 1819 1825 Harriet started working 1831 Serious head injury Married John Tubman 18441849 Escaped to Philadelphia Using the timeline below, which event happened before Harriet received a head injury? a. She escaped to Philadelphia b. She married John Tubman c. She started to work
Harriet Ross born 1819 1825 Harriet started working 1831 Serious head injury Married John Tubman 18441849 Escaped to Philadelphia Using the timeline below, which shows the events in sequential order? a. Harriet started to work, she married John Tubman, she was injured. b. Harriet started to work, she escaped to Philadelphia, she married John Tubman. c. Harriet started to work, she was injured, she married John Tubman.
Flow Chart Flow charts are similar to timelines. They put information into sequential order; but without the time/dates. sequential order - going from first to last; past, present, future.
Lets make a flow chart. Harriet Ross was born in 1819. She was a slave from the time of her birth. Harriet was born in Maryland. When she was six years old, she was considered old enough to work. Harriet had a very serious head injury when she was 12 years old. In 1844, Harriet was married to John Tubman. The only thing that Harriet wanted was to be free. In 1849, she left her husband and escaped to Philadelphia.
Fill in the flow chart. Harriet born in Maryland Age six, starts working Marries John Tubman Using the flow chart: Which event is missing from the flow chart? a. Harriet is injured. b. Harriet escapes to Philadelphia. c. Harriet has two children.
Check for understanding What are two types of graphic organizers you have learned so far? Which graphic organizer puts items into sequential order using dates/times? Which graphic organizer puts items into sequential order without using dates/times? Think - Pair - Share
Venn Diagram A graphic organizer that helps compare and contrast (what is the same and what is different about the two topics). Organizes information in an easy way to help see similarities and differences. Using your graphic organizer, identify the differences between alligators and crocodiles.
Crocodiles and Alligators Crocodiles and Alligators do have distinct differences. Both are a part of the Crocodilia order, but they are found in different parts of the world and have unique physical characteristics. They both do well in slow moving rivers with grasslands. However, crocodiles have long, narrow V-shaped snouts while alligators have wider U-shaped snouts. The upper and lower jaws of the crocodile are about the same width with teeth exposed in an interlocking pattern. The alligator has a wider upper jaw and hides the lower teeth from view. Even their color is slightly different.
Crocodilia Lets compare. CrocodileAlligator V-shaped snout U-shaped snout top and bottom jaw same size teeth showing wider upper jaw no lower teeth showing
Crocodilia Whats missing? CrocodileAlligator V-shaped snout U-shaped snout top and bottom jaw same size teeth showing wider upper jaw no lower teeth showing What can go in the missing blank?
Web Think about where have you seen a web before? Tell your neighbor. We have used webs in organizing our information for writing. Webs - another graphic organizer - help organize facts that we are reading.
Lets organize some facts! More than two hundred species of turtles live in deserts, forests, grasslands, lakes, rivers, ponds, marshes, and the oceans. Some have stumpy legs. Others have webbed feet or flapper-like paddles to help them swim. Some live on land, and some live in water. Tortoises are turtles that live only on land. Like bears, they hibernate in the winter. When it gets cold, they dig a hole in the ground and stay there until the weather gets warm again in the springtime. Some turtles live all their lives near where they were hatched; others swim thousands of miles away. Turtles may be only three to five inches long. Other kinds grow to be four or eight feet long. Some are speedy; some are slow. Some have hard shells; others shells are soft. Since turtles and tortoises have no teeth, you might think they would have a hard time eating, but with their hard beaks and strong jaws,they eat the toughest food.
Turtles Tortoises hibernate in the winter They hatch from eggs They have no teeth Which fact is missing? a. all turtles are alike b. they have hard beaks and strong jaws c. they cannot swim d. they weigh four to eight tons.
KWL Chart KWL chart stands for Know, Want to know, and Learned. This chart is great for while you are reading about certain topics. K - What do you already know about this topic? W - What do you want to know or learn about? L - What did you learn from your reading?
Topic - Video Games What do you already know about video games? What do you want to know about video games? Think about Video Games. Take a minute to fill out the first two columns of your KWL chart. Lets read a piece of an article about Video Games.
Michigan State psychology professor Linda Jackson freely admits she had no idea what a bombshell her findings about video games would prove to be. Jackson is the lead researcher on a study published last year in the academic journal "Computers in Human Behavior" that shows 12-year-olds who play video games are more creative than those who don't. Needless to say, such findings brazenly defy decades of research that suggest prolonged exposure to video games would harm children's brains. Conventional wisdom has held that a link exists between playing video games and negative traits like social isolation and violent behavior. "The results did surprise me," Jackson said. "I expected the reverse. But of course once you get the results, then you do an after-the-fact explanation. "And video games demand a lot of imagination, a lot of thinking about the unexpected or being able to anticipate the less-probable response. People who can do those sorts of things tend to be more creative." In Jackson's research, children's creativity was first measured by giving them a piece of paper with only the outline of an egg-shaped object and asking them to draw a picture around and including the "egg." Later, test subjects received an illustration of an imaginary scene and were then instructed to concoct and verbalize a narrative explaining the picture's contents. After three years of thoroughly administering two tests apiece to almost 500 12-year-olds, Jackson's team concluded that, as measured by two Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, children who play video games are generally more creative than those who don't. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765579856/Video-games-may-be-good-for-your-brain-after-all.html?pg=all Video games may be good for your brain after all
Lets fill in the rest of our chart - and compare information. What did you learn about video games?
Closure - Mile A Minute When I say go - you and your DMS partner will share information about what you learned today. You will each have 30 seconds each to share information. Person with the shortest hair shares first. Recall and define the five different types of graphic organizers. Describe when you would use each graphic organizer.