Popular Reading Graphic Organizers & Templates

Girl writing  Graphic organizers and templates are excellent ways to teach new concepts and reinforce old ones. Print out these helpful reading graphic organizers to use in your next classroom literature discussion. Students can use them to sequence story events, brainstorm essay ideas, organize story elements (such as chronology, characters, and setting), create a time line, make plot outlines, dissect conflict, find the main idea and supporting details, learn about character traits, and much more. There's no limit to what graphic organizers and templates can help you accomplish with your class, no matter their age and grade level!


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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.