Getting the Gist Protocol

Graphic Oranizers:

This collection of ready-to-use graphic organizers will help children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. All of our printable graphic organizers are designed to facilitate understanding of key concepts by allowing students to visually identify key points and ideas. By using graphic organizers across all subject areas, you will be empowering your students to master subject-matter faster and more efficiently. We have graphic organizers for reading, science, writing, math, and for general use. You'll also find blank printable templates like graph paper, dot arrays, and other useful tools.

A Compendium of Graphic Organizers:

Chain of Events
Character Analysis Pyramid
Character Study
Compare/Contrast Matrix
Comparing Concepts
Concept Wheel
Concept Wheel (Vocabulary)
Concept Word Map
Decision Making Model
Elements of the Story
Event Map
Fishbone Mapping
Frayer Model
Hierarchy Diagram
Historical Timeline
KWL 3 Column
KWL 4 Column
Mind Maps
Spider Map
Storyline Map
T Chart
Thematic Web
Venn Diagram (2 Circle)
Venn Diagram (3 Circle)
Vocabulary Flash Card
What Matters Most
Y Chart

Research and Inquiry Videos

Levels of Questioning

Inquiry Blackjack

How Can I Become a Thinking Reader

Close Reading Anchor Chart

Close Reading Chart Poster

PWIM Environment

PWIM Planning Guide

PWIM Superstars

Text Dependent Questions Worksheet

Text Dependent Questions Poster

The Making of a Scientist Close Reading Article

Instructional Template for English Learners: Close Read (Springdale, Arkansas)

Five Strategies to Help Teach Students to Critically Read

Four Lessons for Introducing the Fundamental Steps of Close Reading


Close Action in Reading (Learning Target)
The Wonders of Nature Vocabulary Study
The Wonders of Nature Word Study
The Wonders of Nature TDQ - Inferencing
The Wonders of Nature TDQ Supporting Evidence
The Wonders of Nature - Structure (Boldface)
Close Reading in Action (7-8 Grade Science)
Close Reading in Action (Grade 3)
Close Reading In Action (Grade 5 Social Studies)
Close Reading in Action (grade 5)

Other Resources:

Reciprocal Teaching Strategies at Work (document)

Reciprocal Teaching: Raising Student Achievement Through Collaborative Literacy Experiences (document)

Jigsaw Activity Protocol

Reciprocal Teaching Assessment

Reciprocal Teaching Student Engagement Checklist

Reciprocal Teaching Fidelity Checklist

Reciprocal Teaching Practice Profile

Reciprocal Teaching Assessment Form

Reciprocal Teaching Self-Assessment Form

Reciprocal Teaching Strategy Handout

What is Reciprocal Teaching? (Book Chapter)

Resources for informing the writing process for Objective Summary

CORE ACTION Worksheet 3-​5 ELA

CORE ACTION Worksheet 6-​12 ELA

CORE ACTION Worksheet 6-​12 Literacy History_​Social Studies

CORE ACTION Worksheet High School Math

CORE ACTION Worksheet K-​2 ELA.pdf

CORE ACTION Worksheet K-​8 Math