Category Archives: Graphic Organizers

Memorial Day KWL – Graphic Organizers for Patriotic Unit Study

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Explore Memorial Day with your students! Use this KWL chart to assess your students’ prior knowledge. Discover what they already know, what they are curious about, and what they need to learn. Then you will be ready to plan an effective Memorial Day lesson or unit. This file includes both vertical and horizontal versions of (Continue reading…)

Arbor Day KWL – Graphic Organizers for Arbor Day Unit

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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 (Continue reading…)

Trees KWL – Two Graphic Organizers for Tree Unit Study

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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 (Continue reading…)

Pilgrims, First Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers

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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. Each one contains two KWLs – one horizontal and one vertical. Just print and go! This is a great way to assess (Continue reading…)

Pumpkins KWL Graphic Organizers for Pumpkin Units

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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 (Continue reading…)

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

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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. (Continue reading…)

All About Apples KWL – Two Graphic Organizer 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 (Continue reading…)

Using a KWL Chart in the Homeschool

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I 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 (Continue reading…)

Presidents’ Day KWL – Graphic Organizers for Learning about Washington and Lincoln

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KWLs are an easy-to-use tool for understanding a child’s learning in a particular area. This KWL for Presidents’ Day will help you to assess his prior knowledge, understand his questions, and assess what he has learned at the end of your time of study. KWLs can be completed by the child or the parent/teacher depending (Continue reading…)

Chinese New Year KWL – Graphic Organizers for Unit Study

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If you will be learning about the Chinese New Year, consider using a KWL to get started!  A KWL helps assess your student’s prior knowledge, assists the student in focusing in on the topic, and then provides a way to summarize what he/she has learned. KWLs are a simple but very effective tool for all (Continue reading…)