Decision Generator for Students

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This graphic organizer is a great tool for students struggling to make a logical decision.  It encourages them to look at the pro's and cons and explore alternatives which they might not ordinarily consider.

Download it here.

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*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.

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.

Click here to download

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.

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.

Thinking Tool - Linking Ideas

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Hello, World!

Linking involves making connections to other ideas or concepts. Examples could include thinking of a similar sounding word to find the spelling of an unknown word or sharing a personal experience that relates to a topic being discussed in class. ‘Piggybacking’ is also an example of linking where you link on a question or comment to one that has been mentioned recently. The template below can be used to help student develop links.

Flow Chart

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Purpose: A flow chart can be used to sequentially order ideas or events. It is easily adaptable to extend student learning and can be used in many different learning areas. This is a popular tool to use when planning a recount reflection for writing or when exploring the life cycle of animals etc.

Download the Flow Chart Here

The Before, Now and After Thinking Tool

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A Before, Now and After procedure can be used as a sequencing tool. Students need to think of events that came before and after a particular time. This is a great tool to use as a response to a text and is easily adapted for extension.

Download the Before, Now and After Tool Here