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Melanie McLeod
4-Square GO-Writing
Thu Sep 24, 2015 17:51
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Hi, Brittany:

I know you are teaching 3rd grade now, and when I taught 3rd grade we used the 4-square writing graphic organizer to organize their writing sequence. I enjoyed using this GO for students to plan their writing. You may want to look into the 4-square GO writing method to add to your writing process.


  • Re: Graphic organizers - brittanyavery, Tue Sep 22 16:38
    I think it's great how you pointed out the fact that GOs can be used in basically any grade. You're using them in first grade, and we're using them in a grad course. This shows that GOs are a very... more
    • Re: Graphic organizers - Martha Brown, Sat Sep 26 22:16
      I have learned so much from you all about how versatile the graphic organizers can be. Also the practice of using graphic organizers from the pre-school years through a graduate course for... more
    • Re: Graphic organizers - candithompson, Sat Sep 26 15:30
      Sometimes I use paper and pencil for GO's, but I try to save paper so I try to use the iPads as much as I can. I have reading a-z and sometimes use their books for guided reading so I will create a... more
      • Re: Graphic organizers - brittanyavery, Sat Sep 26 22:28
        I've now started thinking about how to use GOs with the Directed Reading-Thinking Activity (DRTA) in my guided reading groups after reading in our textbook for Ali's class, Diagnosis and Correction... more
        • DRTA - megangouge, Sun Sep 27 12:39
          We have struggled over the past three weeks with the copier/printer not working and it is our only one in the building! Using the GO apps would have been a great solution to many teacher's no... more
    • 4-Square GO-Writing - Melanie McLeod, Thu Sep 24 17:51
      • Re: 4-Square GO-Writing - brittanyavery, Thu Sep 24 22:25
        Thanks for the suggestion. I've never used the 4-square GO, but it looks like another good option for students to use. When you used it, were the squares labeled (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc., first, next,... more
        • 4-Square Writing Books - Melanie McLeod, Fri Sep 25 06:26
          Brittany: There were places where the student or the teacher could write those sequence words. You can buy the book for primary and elementary grades titled: "Four Square Writing." There are a couple ... more
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