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ReadWriteThink Webbing Tool

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ReadWriteThink Webbing Tool

Grades 3 – 12
Interactive Type Organizing & Summarizing
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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

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The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that ask students to pursue hypertextual thinking and writing. The tool provides a quick way for students to trace out options and rearrange connections. Students can use the Webbing Tool to analyze readings as well as a prewriting activity and flowcharting tool. Students can drag the circle or box shapes representing their ideas to arrange any layout and relationship that they want. Each layer on the chart will have a different color border for the shapes that you choose. Customized versions of the tool, which include additional instructions and more focused choices, are included with some lessons.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Weaving the Threads: Integrating Poetry Annotation and Web Technology

Students read a poem by a Native American, explore Native American culture and then create a Website that explains words and phrases from the poem.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Hypertext Writing Experience

Students analyze "choose your own adventure" stories and brainstorm to develop setting, characters, and plots for their own adventures stories and related Websites.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Investigating the Holocaust: A Collaborative Inquiry Project

Students explore a variety of resources as they learn about the Holocaust. Working collaboratively, they investigate the materials, prepare oral responses, and produce a topic-based newspaper to complete their research.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Focusing Reader Response Through Vocabulary Analysis

Students suggest and categorize words that they associate with a novel they have recently read, ranging from details about the plot to feelings about a character.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Change through Allegory and Poetry

Students read an example of allegory, review literary concepts, complete literary elements maps and plot diagrams, create a pictorial allegory, and write diamante poems related to the theme of change.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Textmasters: Shaking Up Textbook Reading in Science Classrooms

Engage students in content area reading with the Textmasters strategy, which allows students to collaborate with their peers in different roles that enable better understanding of the content.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Beyond History Books: Researching With Twin Texts and Technology

Students in grades 48 activate prior knowledge and research information about a historic event through fiction and nonfiction literature and exploration of relevant websites.