First Grade Research Graphic Organizers


Help First Graders Organize their Research Notes.

The files for PicCollage™ and Seesaw™ are linked on page 4. Click the link and you will be brought to a folder. Click the download arrow in the upper right to get your own copy!



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How can we support the diverse research and note taking abilities of First Graders? This Standards Based Lesson provides graphic organizers that support any level of a researcher’s early literacy. Whether your students have become proficient with spelling and writing, just developing encoding skills, or are skilled artists, these note taking sheets will meet their diverse needs.

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👉🏼 The digital graphic organizers are linked on page 4. Click the link and you will be asked to make a copy to save to your Google Drive™. 

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This lesson includes:

  • Standards Based Lesson that outlines step-by-step how to teach First Graders to research. ISTE Standards used in this lesson.
  • 5 Styles of Graphic Organizers → Students can draw notes, draw and write notes, or take handwritten notes. 
  • There are 15 graphic organizers total that introduce students to very early citation. One version requires students to write in their source. Another has sources listed for students to check off. Another has space for you to provide sources for students to choose from.
  • Multiple ways to differentiate → You can differentiate for students based on their writing abilities. Or students can self differentiate and choose a note-taking sheet that best meets their needs. 
  • Examples of student use are provided to give you and students an idea of what first grade note taking can look like in different forms. 
  • 2 Options to take notes → Print or digital. Digital formats work well with Google Slides™, Seesaw, and PicCollage.
  • Detailed directions to explain how to use each digital option.