Tools For Thought: Graphic Organizers For Your Classroom

Paperback | August 8, 2002

byBurke, Jim

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Dozens of graphic organizers and a hundred ways to use them! Jim's prepared a workbook that's a real workhorse, providing tools to spark student thinking that are both intriguing and precise—and applicable to grades 6 to 12 in all subject areas. These tools range from annotations and literature circle notes to Venn diagrams and vocabulary squares. Each comes as a reproducible accompanied by:

  • background information and theoretical foundations
  • different ways to use each tool to help students read, write, speak, and think better
  • a range of note-taking strategies to help students succeed in all academic classes
  • student samples, including many from Jim's ACCESS (Academic Success) program for struggling students who want to succeed.

In addition, three documents help you choose "the right tool for the job." Use Jim's suggestions to help students take better notes and improve their critical thinking. Or use his visual directory to quickly evaluate what you need for an assignment. Tools for Thought works across the spectrum—helping students with learning differences, assisting struggling readers and writers, challenging students in advanced classes.

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Dozens of graphic organizers and a hundred ways to use them! Jim's prepared a workbook that's a real workhorse, providing tools to spark student thinking that are both intriguing and precise—and applicable to grades 6 to 12 in all subject areas. These tools range from annotations and literature circle notes to Venn diagrams and vocabul...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.45 inPublished:August 8, 2002Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0325004641

ISBN - 13:9780325004648

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very useful This book is good for those teachers looking for some useful graphic organizers for the classroom. They range in type and ability and Burke demonstrates how each can be used to its full potential. There are plenty of student exemplars as well to show how each is used in practice. I haven't had a chance to use any yet since school doesn't start up for another few weeks, but I can already see where some of them will fit into my lesson plans.
Date published: 2009-08-19