How it looks in my room:
Because I am very techno-oriented in my room, I knew I needed a way to incorporate this display with all of my electronic teaching gadgets. So, I have made for you several PowerPoint slides, also available in jpeg format, which you can insert into your own PowerPoint, Mimio, Promethean, or Smart presentations. You can grab your Freebies in my TPT store!
I also included a "graphic organizer" for students to record their genius paragraphs a little later in the year. We will start out doing the Genius ladder completely orally, then they will have the worksheet printed out on cardstock and housed in a page protector so they can record their ideas with a partner in a wipe-off format, and finally the will be used for formal and informal assessments periodically throughout the year.