Character Graphic Organizer

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This Graphic organizer helps students determine what role each character will play in a narrative and what there possible strengths and weaknesses are.  It is an excellent tool in helping students organize narratives.

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Dan Ackland submitted this lesson plan and earned cash for it.  You too can earn cash for your teaching ideas right now by clicking here.

*Please note all of our documents are originally designed using high resolution images and fonts at A3 paper size.

Be aware it will be automatically resized to your default paper size when using Adobe Acrobat Reader without any loss of quality. If you would like to print these documents at larger sizes you can read the Adobe Resize & Scaling FAQ here.

We recommend laminating them for best results.

Finally if you would like to purchase a completely editable version of this document to alter without any restrictions you can purchase it for $10.00 simply by emailing us.

Printable Character Map

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This printable character map is a simple graphic organizer to assist students in developing characters both in terms of physical appearance and behavior.

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Dan Ackland submitted this lesson plan and earned cash for it.  You too can earn cash for your teaching ideas right now by clicking here.

*Please note all of our posters are originally designed using high resolution images and fonts at A3 paper size.

Be aware it will be automatically resized to your default paper size when using Adobe Acrobat Reader without any loss of quality. If you would like to print these documents at larger sizes you can read the Adobe Resize & Scaling FAQ here.

We recommend laminating them for best results.

Finally if you would like to purchase a completely editable version of this document to alter without any restrictions you can purchase it for $10.00 simply by emailing us.

Printable Fact Vs Opinion Tool

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This is a simple tool for students to use to help the record the facts and opinions from a text. Please feel free to download and print them.

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Printable Student Success Chart

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A student success chart is a great tool for students who need some extra incentive to improve their behavior, attitude or a specific area.

It allows the teacher, student and if necessary parents to sit down and identify areas which need some extra attention.You can then negotiate some expectations and rewards based around improvement from the student.

This downloadable template is fully editable and will give you a great idea of what to add to it to help meet your needs.

Leave it laminated on your students desk as a reminder of the agreement they are working towards.

Explanation Writing Checklist

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Explanation Writing Checklist for Students

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This explanation tool checklist is a great resource for students to evaluate their understanding of writing explanation texts through awareness of punctuation, vocabulary and layout of their writing.

This is a great tool students can use independently or even swap  with a friend and evaluate each other.

Thanks to Jarrod Sing for submitting this resource.  Remember if you would like to sell us your lesson plans ideas you can do so here. 

Click here to download the Explanation Writing Checklist.

Use this U-Plan template to write great stories

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Planning a narrative can be a difficult task for younger and inexperienced writers.  Narratives allow so much freedom and versatility over other text types that they can become a mess of well meaning ideas if a poorly planned.

This planning tool allows students to work through 8 simple stages to plan a well constructed  narrative including the editing phase. 

It is best suited to elementary / primary students or older writers who have difficulty organising ideas.  Enjoy!

Download the U-planner Here.

Helping students to understand the main idea.

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I have put together a useful planning tool that will help your students develop a better understanding of identifying the main idea from a piece of text.

This can be found in graphic organisers and thinking tools section and it works particularly well with newspaper articles and research based texts.

Students read through a piece of text and then identify the who? what? when? where?  How? And why?

The section at the bottom of the sheet has 25 spaces for students to summarise the text in their own words.

This tool can be used both high-school and elementary students and will greatly assist them in improving their research and fact finding skills.

Dowload the Understanding the main idea tool here.

The Webs Best Collection of Thinking Tools

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Hel lo, World!

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 Last month we began offering the webs best collection of free classroom posters to Print and download and beautify your classroom.

This month we are offering an excellent collection of Thinking tools specifically aimed at teachers and students to help them improve their logical ordering of ideas and enhance creativity. 

Today we are proud to publicize these thinking tools and will be adding a new thinking tool every day.

We have begun the collection with over fifteen different thinking tools you can download immediately and like our classroom posters have, these will grow dramatically over the next few weeks.

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All of these tools have been produced as high resolution images and will print in great quality at nearly any size.

So enjoy our Thinking Tools and feel free to let us know if there is any specific thinking tool or strategy you would like to see added to the collection.