Problem and Solution Organizer

Graphic organizers are a proven skill that supports various learning styles. Charts, tables, maps, and webs activate our students' minds as they visually represent course content. Graphic organizers help learners conceptualize new information while providing opportunities for evaluation and application of core concepts

Use this graphic organizer to keep track of problems and solutions in a text.

Where is this in the Reading Process: Step 5

Explicitly Teach: Explain. Connect. Model. Practice.

Cycle of Independence: I do. We do. They do. You do.

Origin: First called advanced organizers, thought to originate with Ausubel's work on cognitive theory and meaningful learning (1960) and then further developed by Richard Barron in 1969 (Manoli and Papadopoulou 2012).

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Problem and Solution Organizer Step-By-Step Process

Plan your lesson Plan your lesson

Planning Journal

Teach the skill Teach the skill

Interactive Lesson

Differentiate and support learning Differentiate and support learning

SPACE Defined
Reading Rubrics

Assess and track growth Assess and track growth

Performance Tracker
Teacher Reflection

Practice skills in all subjects

Cut N' Fold
Inside Fold

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.

Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital resources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
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