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So often we ask "thin" questions. This is a nice reminder to extend those conversations with "thick" questions (aka: open-ended).

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Great organizer when you want students to come up with questions or ponderings about a story or particular subject--could use for group discussion too! (Free Download)

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This is a good way to help students see the main idea of a nonfiction piece. It also helps them summarize a story so they can use this paper to reference the work later without searching the entire document again. Finally, it is a good way to show them that all good work has main points that are supported by details.

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This is a great graphic organizer and planner for students just learning the structure and components of a five-paragraph essay. This particular graphic organizer is designed for argument or persuasive writing. The organizer breaks down the essay into an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion.

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FOLDABLES: Graphic Organizer Examples

All types of "foldable" ideas to include in reading/writing

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Scholastic Teachersfrom Scholastic Teachers

Finding The Message: Grasping Themes in Literature

searching for a theme

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Find the Evidence with these Text Detectives pages- LOVE that kids get to color-code! Now available for almost every month (with the rest coming soon!)