Teaching Tip Tuesday: worksheetworks.com

This week I am giving you another useful website.


On this website, you choose the type of graphic organizer you wish to use in your classroom.  Then you can customize it and add headings and titles. The worksheets are created in a pdf format.

You can see the variety of graphic organizers below:

If you click on Frayer Model, you can customize it with the word that the students need to explore:

It’s very simple and easy to use!  Many of the graphic organizers are compare/contrast, so they will fit right in with MSB’s instructional strategy of identifying similarities and differences.


Teaching Tip Tuesday: Diffen


Here is a website that you might be able to use with your students as they compare and contrast, finding similarities and differences.


DIFFEN – A simple comparison tool. It’s a wiki, inspired by Wikipedia, that gives users basic and quick information. Enter your two topics: __ vs. ___ and see the results. Select to view all attributes, differences, or similarities.

If we search Obama vs Romney, the website displays over 20 topics and categories with information about each to show how they compare. Here is an example of what some of the comparison information looks like:

How do you think you could use this tool in your classroom?  Let me know what ideas you have, and let me know how it goes if you use it.

Lastly, don’t forget about our Tier 2 Word of the Week!

Identifying Similarities and Differences

Just to recap what was discussed yesterday, we will be focusing on ONE strategy for the rest of the YEAR.  The strategy is “identifying similarities and differences.”
Click below for the resources & ideas for implementation that were inside of the yellow folders that you reviewed with your department.
Here is the Tier 2 Word of the Week:
Your two goals:
  1. Use the activities and strategies for “identifying similarities differences” as often as you can.
  2. Use the Tier 2 words of the week with your students.
The “Caught Red-Handed” certificates will now be awarded for those two goals.
Let me know if you have any questions or need any ideas about how to make these goals fit within your current lesson plans.  I would be happy to strategize with you…. but I don’t have many days left until baby-time, so let the countdown begin!