The Elementary Teacher's Big Book of Graphic Organizers, K-5 by Katherine S. McKnight

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100 ready-to-use graphic organizers that help elementary students learn

Graphic organizers are a powerful metacognitive teaching and learning tool and this book features 100 graphic organizers for teachers in grades K-5—double the number of any other book on the market. These graphic organizers can be used as before learning, during learning, or after learning activities, and support students' learning in the major content areas: English language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. Teachers can use each graphic organizer as-is or customize for their own classroom's unique needs. Tips for classroom implementation and information on how the tool supports learningA Difficulty Dial that indicates the complexity of each graphic organizerTwo Student Samples demonstrating how the organizer may be used with younger and older students

This book gives teachers in grades K-5 a powerful way to help students understand relationships between facts, terms, and ideas.


About Katherine S. McKnight

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Katherine S. McKnight, Ph.D., is a former classroom teacher and nationally recognized expert in literacy, inclusive classrooms, Common Core State Standards, and integrating technology in the 21st century classroom. She began her career in education as a high school teacher in Chicago over 20 years ago. Currently, Katie’s work brings her to schools and classrooms all over the United States where she shares proven, practical models and strategies that develop the literacy skills of all students. Katie has published seven books that support teaching and learning strategies that engage all learners in reading and writing for the 21st century. Her titles include The Teacher’s Big Book of Graphic Organizers, Grades 6-12 and The English Teacher’s Survival Guide, 2nd Ed. (co-authored with Mary Lou Brandvik). To learn more, go to
Published March 11, 2013 by Jossey-Bass. 240 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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