Graphic organizers are used for effective learning. They allow students to better understand material by organizing information in a neat way. These visuals organize facts and information and show the relationship between terms and ideas. Graphic organizers help facilitate learners’ comprehension. They are a tool to take notes, as well as organize and store information. Information is separated in a strategic way. Graphic organizers can be used for any grade level and subject area.
After studying the Lost Colony, I would like for you to use the app Ideament to create a graphic organizer. Ideament is an app that allows users to create graphic organizers in a few simple steps. This app is user friendly and an easy way to create visually appealing graphic organizers. The information you put into the app is transformed into an organized visual. Lets get started in creating your own graphic organizer for the Lost Colony!
Step 1: What is a mystery? Write your response on an index card. Today we will be reading about a mystery that has never been solved…a colony that disappeared.
Step 2: Read the article “Colonial America: Lost Colony of Roanoke.” As you read, take notes on the troubles the colonists encountered and the difficulties the new settlement faced.
Step 3: Take out your iPad and open the app Ideament. You will use this app to create a graphic organizer about the Lost Colony using your notes from the article.
Step 4: Click the blue box “Create Idea.” At the bottom of the new page, click the + sign. A blue box will appear. In this box, type the title of your graphic organizer.
Step 5: To add boxes to your web, start by selecting your title box by tapping on it. A dark blue border will appear around the title box. Click anywhere around the box, and a new box will appear. An arrow will automatically be attached to link the two boxes. Start typing in the white box to add text to your new box. When you are done, click anywhere on the page and the keyboard will disappear.
Step 6: Repeat these steps in order to create your own Lost Colony graphic organizer. Below is a tutorial on how to use Ideament. I have also included a teacher example.
Step 7: On an index card, respond to the questions: What are some difficulties the new colony faced? Why did the colony fail?
Lost Colony/Ideament Lesson Plan
Grade 4-Shadybrook Elementary School
Graphic Organizers with Ideament App
Article: “Colonial America: Lost Colony of Roanoke,” notebook paper, two index cards, iPad
Essential Standard Covered:
3.03-Examine the Lost Colony and explain its importance in the settlement of North Carolina.
What are some difficulties that the new settlement faced? Why did the colony fail?
Does anyone know what a mystery is? Have students write their response on an index card. Tell students that today they will be reading about a mystery that has never been solved…a colony that disappeared.
Students will read the article, “Colonial America: Lost Colony of Roanoke.” Tell the students that the colonist encountered many difficulties. Tell them to look for troubles that the colonists encountered and write them on notebook paper.
Students read for a purpose (to find out the troubles they encountered). Students will take notes on notebook paper as they read the article.
Students will create a graphic organizer about the Lost Colony using the app, Ideament. This app will be downloaded on their iPads.
Check for Understanding:
For the “ticket out the door,” students will respond to the questions: What are some difficulties the new colony faced? Why did the colony fail? Students will write their responses on an index card.
For this project you will:
1. Answer the question: What is a mystery? on an index card.
2. Read the article, “Colonial America: Lost Colony of Roanoke” and take notes on notebook paper.
3. Use your notes to create a graphic organizer on the iPad app Ideament.
4. Answer the “ticket out the door” questions on an index card.