Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Reusable Graphic Organizer and Word Walls {Workshop Wednesday}

Its Wednesday so that means time to link up with Jivey for another edition of Workshop Wednesday! I'm loving all the great Pinterest ideas I've been getting so far.

Since I've started blogging I've noticed that my Pinterest habits have changed. Blog reading has become my new Pinterest. I do still visit Pinterest to browse from time to time, but I seem to do most of my pinning from blog posts I'm reading. 

Speaking of that, the first pin I'm linking up today is from the fabulous Amy at Eclectic Educating

This great idea is a reusable graphic organizer of sorts. Students use sticky notes to add ideas to the organizer and move their ideas around as well. I think the misconceptions piece of this organizer is possibly my favorite because so many times kids do have misconceptions about a topic and this allows them to move their thoughts from what they know to a misconception. 

These folders are definitely on my list for the summer. I'm thinking of even starting out with just a few for small group use to begin with and then go from there. I like the simplicity of these folders and think they would be great to pull out in a pinch and they're reusable! 

Next up is the personal word wall. Does anyone else use these? 

Confession time: I have had a word wall in my classroom because I've read that I should have one and no matter what kind of strategy I use I just can't seem to get my students to utilize it like I want them to. I'm hoping creating an individual word wall will help motivate them to use it more. 

What great ideas have you been pinning lately? Head on over and link up to join in the fun! 


  1. I feel the same way about a word wall. I put it up because I've heard its a good idea, but I'm not sure what to do with it beyond that. I teach 6th grade, so I feel like its geared more towards elementary. Maybe its just so kids know how to spell content vocabulary???


    Shenanigans in 6th Grade Math

    1. In Third Grade we play Word Wall Ball. They have to throw a ball at the word and be able to hit it, use it in a sentence, or define it in their own words. They also know to use the word wall as a reference if they need help to spell something.

  2. Hi Courtney,
    Thanks for swinging by my your owl in your header. I'm your newest follower. Have a wonderful summer!
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  3. I love the sticky note organizer! Like you- I especially love the misconception part! Thanks for linking up!
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  4. I am so glad you like the sticky note folder activity. My kids really enjoyed it this past year. I also like the idea of a personal word wall. Thanks for sharing!

    Eclectic Educating


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