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 Do you Pinterest?  I am sure you do...everyone is getting into this addictive, but wonderful site.  That is where I learned about ARE-CAN-HAVE charts.  These charts are a wonderful comprehension tool for all grades.  They are fun for the students and really help them to organize the information that they learned from their reading.  Here are a couple of examples from my third grade reading class that we did after having read an informational text on wolves.  These are written by the students, so they are not as neat and fancy as when an adult writes them, but I like to see real student writing.  And I love how on the one chart they drew a wolf howling at the moon!  lol! 


  1. I love seeing these versions of tree maps! They have really taken off over the past couple of years and it's so cool to see different teachers ideas for how to use them :) Have a great day!

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  2. I'd never seen them until I started blogging. I'm actually going to use them this week for the first time. I like your suggestion. I can totally see using them in my book clubs.

    Forever in First

  3. Lisa, thank you for the name! I didn't know they were called tree maps. I just love them. Tammy, you will enjoy doing these with your students!

  4. I love Pinterest--and thinking maps! I'm now following you on Pinterest too! :)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

  5. Thank you Tammy and Lisa! I'm following you! :)

  6. Love these charts now!! My kids do too!!

    Kindergarten Smiles

  7. Neat idea. Thanks for sharing! I'm following you now and have you in my blogroll. Keep it up!
    ✪ Liam ✪
    Twist of Liam

  8. Just discovered Pinterest---and your blog! Appreciate and like both very much.

    The Are-Can-Have Charts are a graphic organizer I have not seen before your post. Love it! Easy to explain and implement with almost any grade level when made adaptable. Also liked the photos of the actual student charts---so much better than teacher-made versions (no offense!)

    Thanks for posting this simple yet great idea for us teachers, Lori! Now following your blog!


  9. Thank you Joan for your comment! Love Pinterest! I have gotten a lot of ideas there too. I like actual student work too- it's a little messier and not as pretty. But shows what they can do. :)


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