### Visual Analysis Skills

### Organizing Information Skills

### Analytical Reading Skills

### Examining Evidence Skills

### Rhetorical Analysis Skills

# Four Square Organizer

Use this graphic organizer to keep track of ideas or processes that have four features or steps. You can also use this organizer to show four different examples of something.

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## Four Square Organizer Teacher Guide

## Four Square Organizer Lesson

## Step 1: Check In and Review

### Student Presentation

### What Teachers Do

### Teaching Tips

## Step 2: Instructions

### Student Presentation

### What Teachers Do

### Teaching Tips

## Step 3: Set Expectations and Explain Grading Criteria

### Student Presentation

### Options for Formative Assessment

Collect student work and use the rubric to assess how the students are applying the strategy.

Have students read a text and talk in groups about the information they recorded in their graphic organizers. Have groups share their work with the whole class.

Call on students to share their organizers with the whole class. Encourage students to place their organizers under a document camera and have them share what they have done.

Walk around the room and assess what students are doing. This informal assessment takes only a few minutes but can give the teacher valuable information.

### What Teachers Do

### Teaching Tips

## Step 4: Support

### Student Presentation

### What Teachers Do

### Teaching Tips

## Step 5: Students reflect on their learning

### Student Presentation

### What Teachers Do

### Teaching Tips

## Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.