
Use tools to organize and keep track of information when reading 
Examples: Create a story map to outline/organize the information prior to reading and while reading (e.g. the setting, characters, time of day, etc.) 
Pull apart sentences and paragraphs with multiple characters to help clarify who is doing what, and make a list for clearer distinctions 

Create a timeline to assist with comparing historical events 

Make a chart or a list when books or novels shift between ideas, characters, locations, or time periods 
example 
Generate hypotheses while reading 
Examples:
 What do you think will happen as a result of an event?
 How might a character change?
 How might one event influence another?


Provide various ways to organize math concepts 
Organizing patterns in math
Math stations

Show a pattern for adding 
Example: 2+3=5, 2+13=15, 2+23=25; 7+5=12, 7+15=22, 7+25=32) 
Show a pattern for multiplication 
Example: when multiplying by 6, the answer will end in a 2, 8, 4, 0, 6, then the pattern repeats) 
Create a chart of formulas and math techniques to choose from with samples of when to apply each type 
Example: area of ∆ = ½ b x h, circumference=2r, linear equation: Ax+Bx=C, slope: y2y1/x2x1, slope intercept: y=mx+b) 
Make a list of basic number facts 
Examples: 365 days in a year, 360 degrees in a circle, 3 feet in a yard, Pi = 3.14, Phi = 1.618 
Assist with shift between procedures by circling or colorcoding operational signs 

Help children learn to apply math 


Brainstorm to generate ideas 
Ways to brainstorm for writing
Video to brainstorm and plan an essay

Organize the ideas 
Example Write each idea on a notecard (either physical or digital), then categorize the notecards into sections, and then arrange the sections in the most logical order for developing the paper 
Develop a plan for writing 
Steps to plan an essay 
Use a Template 

Edit for flow and cohesion of ideas 
5 Ways to Create Flow
Cohesion 