Thinking can be expressed in many ways - including visually using graphic representations of information. Graphic organizers can help students organize their thinking and can help instructors "see" what their students are thining and understanding - or not understanding.
Graphic organizers can help in brainstorming, collecting or organizing data, increasing understanding, reinforcing comprehension, analyzing and interpreting information and planning projects. Graphic organizers can be used to show sequences and time lines, compare and contrast, character/story organization, cause and effect, concepts and processes, hierachical relationships and more.
Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Once you’ve downloaded an organizer, type in your comments and print it out. Each graphic organizer below includes Teaching Notes with lessons and tips on how to use graphic organizers in the classroom.
The teacher tools below will allow you to make graphic organizers by filling out a simple form. The materials are made instantly and can be printed directly from your computer. Your creations are exclusive to you. If you would like to keep your creations, save them when you make them.
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