Category Archives: KWL

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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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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Columbus Day KWL – Two Graphic Organizers for Columbus Day Units

Columbus Day KWL - Two Graphic Organizers for Columbus Day Units

Get your Columbus Day study 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.

KWLs are provided in both vertical and horizontal format.

I have many other KWLs available in a variety of topics!

Columbus Day KWL - Two Graphic Organizers for Columbus Units
Columbus Day KWL - Two Graphic Organizers for Columbus Units
Columbus Day KWL Graphic Organizers - Vertical and Horizontal
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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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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Free KWL Chart/Graphic Organizer

Free KWL Chart/Graphic Organizer

Here is a free KWL download!  Included are two KWL charts – one vertical and one horizontal.

Feel free to use these in your classroom or homeschool as often as you would like.  Please do not share them with others. If someone else would like a copy, ask them to please download their own free file here on my site.

Once you enter your name and email address, you will be able to download the file.

Enjoy!

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