Category Archives: Graphic Organizers

Arbor Day KWL – Graphic Organizers for Arbor Day Unit

Arbor Day KWL - Graphic Organizers for Arbor Day Unit

It’s time to celebrate Arbor Day! Get your celebration off to a great start with this ready to go KWL! A KWL is a quick and easy way to help your students focus on the topic at hand and makes it easy for you to assess your students’ prior knowledge and determine what they have learned.

These easy-to-use graphic organizers provide a neat and professional presentation in your classroom or make a great addition to your child’s notebooking project.

KWLs are provided in both vertical and horizontal format.

I have many other KWLs available in a variety of topics! Please also check out my popular Tree Fun Fact Cards that children love!

Arbor Day KWL - Two Graphic Organizers
Arbor Day KWL - Two Graphic Organizers
Arbor Day KWL - Two Graphic Organizers
Price: $1.00

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Trees KWL – Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Unit Study

Trees KWL - Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Unit Study

Get your tree unit off to a great start with this ready to go KWL! A KWL is a quick and easy way to help your students focus on the topic at hand and makes it easy for you to assess your students’ prior knowledge and determine what they have learned.

These easy-to-use graphic organizers provide a neat and professional presentation in your classroom or make a great addition to your child’s notebooking project.

KWLs are provided in both vertical and horizontal format.

I have many other KWLs available in a variety of topics! Please also check out my popular Tree Fun Fact Cards that children love!

Trees KWL - Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Units
Trees KWL - Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Units
Trees KWL - Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Units
Price: $1.00

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Pilgrims, First Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers

Pilgrims KWL Graphic Organizers

Here are three different Thanksgiving-themed KWL graphic organizers that will work great for your Thanksgiving study!  You can choose from Pilgrims, First Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving depending on the focus of your study unit.

First Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers

Each one contains two KWLs – one horizontal and one vertical. Just print and go!

Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers

This is a great way to assess your students’ prior knowledge, discover what interests them, and then do a quick assessment at the end.

Pilgrims KWL Graphic Organizers - Charts for Pilgrims or Thanksgiving Units
Pilgrims KWL Graphic Organizers - Charts for Pilgrims or Thanksgiving Units
Pilgrims KWL Graphic Organizers
Price: $1.00
First Thanksgiving Unit KWL Chart - Graphic Organizers
First Thanksgiving Unit KWL Chart - Graphic Organizers
First Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers
Price: $1.00
Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers - Two Charts for Thanksgiving Units
Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers - Two Charts for Thanksgiving Units
Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers
Price: $1.00

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Pumpkins KWL Graphic Organizers for Pumpkin Units

Pumpkins KWL Graphic Organizers for Pumpkin Units

Pumpkin units offer so many fun opportunities for learning! Start off your pumpkin unit with a KWL activity! A KWL helps your students focus on the topic at hand and makes it easy for you to assess your students’ prior knowledge and track what they have learned.

This easy-to-use KWL chart provides a neat and professional presentation in your classroom.

KWLs are provided in both vertical and horizontal format.

Pumpkins KWL Graphic Organizers
Pumpkins KWL Graphic Organizers
Pumpkins KWL Graphic Organizers for Pumpkin Units
Price: $1.00

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Fall Literacy and Math Pack – 30+ Centers and Activities with Autumn, Pumpkins for First Grade

Fall Literacy and Math Pack - 30+ Centers and Activities with Autumn, Pumpkins for First Grade

This mega-pack is full of more than 30 fall-themed math and literacy centers and activities! Lots of ready to use ideas with apples, pumpkins, colorful leaves, and other autumn favorites.

These activities are appropriate primarily for First Grade but will also work with Kindergarten and Second Grade depending on the ability levels of the students.

The design is clean and uncluttered to help students focus on the learning activity at hand.

All of the student pages are provided in both color and black and white.

There are NO Halloween graphics in this packet. The packet is 98% Halloween-free so all teachers will be able to use the activities. (See descriptions below)

The 80-page packet includes a wide variety to last for weeks. Here is what is included.

Math (with a touch of Science!)

Addition and Subtraction Center – Students will read the simple story problem on the card and determine if it is an addition or subtraction problem. They will then record their answer on the answer sheet.

Write the Missing Number Center – Students will determine the missing number on the card (example: 14, ___, 16) and record the answer on the answer sheet.

Measuring with a Pumpkin Ruler – Students will cut out pumpkin ruler and measure various objects. They will record their answers on the answer sheet.

Pumpkin Measurement – Students will record predictions about their pumpkin (weight, number of seeds, circumference, and height) and then record the actual measurements.

Pumpkin Properties – Students will illustrate the inside and outside of their pumpkin. They will also write one word descriptions of their pumpkin as prompted.

Fall Patterns – Students will cut out the object pictures and glue to complete the pattern.

Odd and Even Pumpkins – Students will cut out squares with the numbers 1-20. They will then paste them into the appropriate section (odd or even).

Pumpkin Count – Students will write the missing numbers in the pumpkin (1-20).

Autumn Addition – Students will add the objects and draw a line to the correct answer.

Seasons – Students will circle the fall pictures with orange and the other pictures with green.

We Love Pumpkins! Classroom Graph – Class will create a graph of who likes which choice best (pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread or pumpkin seeds).

Literacy

Short and Long Vowels Center – Students will sort the cards into short vowels and long vowels. They will then record their answers and then write two sentences using some of the words. Optional sorting mats included.

Write the Room– Students will complete seven different write the room activities. Themes include: Autumn Words (A-L and M-Z), Ending Sounds (t, n, r and s), Short A and Long A, Short E and Long E, Short I and Long I, Short O and Long O, and Short U and Long U.

“Little Mouse Likes Fall” Predictable Reader – Students will read an original predictable reader in full color AND b/w version for coloring

Beginning Sounds – Students will write the beginning sound for each picture.

Ending Sounds – Students will write the ending sound for each picture.

Autumn ABC Order – Students will put two sets of four words in ABC order.

Reading Response – Students will complete a graphic organizer with four sections for drawing and/or writing: beginning, middle, end and my favorite part.

How to Carve a Pumpkin Graphic Organizer – Students will draw and/or write the six steps to carve a pumpkin.

How to Carve a Pumpkin Writing – Students will write the six steps to carve a pumpkin.

A Story Map – Students will complete a graphic organizer with title, author, characters, setting, beginning, middle and end.

A Story Web – Students will complete a graphic organizer with title and author, main characters, setting, problem and solution.

Word Wall - 25 fall-themed word wall cards with blank word wall cards for typing additional words

First Hundred Words - Flashcards for Fry’s First Hundred Words with blank flash cards for typing additional words

Extra Fun

Venn diagram – Students will compare and contrast apples and pumpkins.

Pumpkins KWL Chart – Two pumpkin-themed KWL charts (one vertical and one horizontal)

Fall Word Search – Students will look for nine fall words. (No backwards or diagonal words.)

Memory Game – Students will look for matches in fall-themed memory game.

Halloween
At the end of the packet are 10 Halloween-themed word wall words for teachers who wish to use them. There are also blank word wall cards with fields to type in additional words.

There is a “How to Carve a Pumpkin” writing activity that is Halloween related.

Fall Literacy and Math Pack - 30+ Centers and Activities with Autumn, Pumpkins
Fall Literacy and Math Pack - 30+ Centers and Activities with Autumn, Pumpkins
Fall Literacy and Math Pack with 30+ Centers and Activities
Price: $8.50

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All About Apples KWL – Two Charts for Apple Themed Units

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Apple units offer so many fun opportunities for learning! Start off your apple themed unit with a KWL activity! KWLs helps your students focus on the topic at hand and makes it easy for you to assess your students’ prior knowledge.

These easy-to-use KWL charts provides a neat and colorful presentation children will enjoy. Perfect to slip into a notebooking folder. The chart is provided in both vertical and horizontal format.

All About Apples Unit KWL Chart
All About Apples Unit KWL Chart
Vertical and Horizontal Apple-Themed KWL Charts
Price: $1.00

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Using a KWL chart in the homeschool

SB Generic KWL 0112133I think the KWL chart is one of the most helpful yet underutilized tools a homeschool parent can use. I rarely see them mentioned in homeschool publications and I think people are missing out!

I recently read on a blog (of someone who comments here!) of a mom’s surprise when she discovered something her daughter didn’t know that she thought was obvious. It’s so easy for us as parents to assume our children know something. Sometimes unless we specifically ask and probe, we don’t really know.

KWL stands for Know, Want to know and Learned. It tracks what do we already know, what do we want to know, and what have we learned about a subject. A KWL chart is super easy to use. I even have a free generic KWL chart download on my site if you want to try it with your child as well as several cute themed ones for purchase.

Here is how to use it.

1. When you are ready to start studying any new subject, ask your child what he/she knows about the topic. For example, if the topic is trees start by asking, ‘What do you know about trees?” Do not lead them to certain answers or give them answers. You want to assess what they truly know on their own. If they tell you something that is wrong, write it down anyways. Then when you are studying the topic you can make sure they discover their idea was wrong.

SB Generic KWL 0112132. After they’ve thought about what they know, ask them what they want to learn. Children can usually come up with lots of questions! If they get stuck, you could prompt them with something you would like to know but don’t fill up the column with your own questions. Use the questions in this column to guide your teaching and reading so your student is sure to find out the answers!

3. The last column is filled when you are wrapping up your topic. Ask your child what he/she learned and list those new concepts or facts.

Again, this is a super easy assessment tool to use. It takes very little time to go through the columns to get started. And you just might be surprised what you discover when you ask your child what they “know” about a particular subject!

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