Using Graphic Organizers Teacher Resources

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Is Pluto still a planet? Using this popular question, kids are introduced to graphic organizers as a writing tool. As a class, they watch a demonstration on how to use them and work together with a partner to research whether Pluto is a planet or not. In groups, they travel between stations to discover both sides of the argument.
How does one use a graphic organizer to plan writing? Introduce your writers to different types of graphic organizers by dividing the class into groups and assigning each group a particular organizer. Then, as they research chocolate (yum!), they record some of the pros and cons to their specific organizer. 
Learners use reading and writing strategies to explain informational text in science. They create and use different types of graphic organizers to understand, interpret, and analyze informational text.
Third graders are introduced to a variety of graphic organizers that they may use as an aid to independent writing tasks. They practice writing a paragraph linking the information in a graphic organizer to the finished product.
Fifth graders review the characteristics of a nonfiction text. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders understand that one can use a specific graphic organizer to help them in understanding an organizational structure. For example, in understanding chronological order one would use a time line, while for logical order one would use a cycle of events.
“Is Pluto a Planet?” Pairs of researchers use graphic organizers to record data found during their investigation into this ongoing controversy. Finally, class member use the collected information to write a paragraph in support of their position. Assessments, center ideas, and extension are included.
Fifth graders brainstorm a variety of topics for writing. As a class, learners create four types of graphic organizers on selected topics. They discuss how to use graphic organizer in constructing a written paragraph.
In this graphic organizer worksheet, students fill out a graphic organize shaped like ice cream that asks who, what, when, where, why, and how. Students complete 6 sections.
Students listen to or read a variety of stories and then work individually or in groups to complete graphic organizers that will help them focus on elements within different types of stories. They write definitions for a variety of story types to include one or more of the following: fables, fairy tales, folktales, legends, myths, and tall tales.
Middle schoolers create a graphic organizer and instructional rubric using word processing software. They conduct Internet research at the History Alive website, and publish an essay.
Wow, a resource that includes over 50 graphic organizers designed for reading comprehension! From story maps and plot elements to character traits and compare and contrast activities, this resource is sure to have the graphic organizer you're looking for on your next literary adventure!
Support your young writers as they explore the freedom and creative potential of a free verse poem. Based on a model poem written by Maya Angelou, this graphic organizer does an excellent job of helping learners form their unique ideas into poetic language and vivid imagery.
In this graphic organizer, students write in a KWHL chart. They fill in what they know in the first column, what they want to learn in the second, how they will learn in the third, and what they learned in the fourth.
In this graphic organizer worksheet, students complete a KWL chart about school. They fill in what they know, what they want to learn, and what they did learn about school.
Students use a graphic organizer to remember main ideas in a story. In this lesson plan about reading comprehension, students record events in a story and predict what they think will happen. This includes a graphic organizer in pdf form. Students use the graphic organizer to collect clues from the story and then make a prediction and determine whether the prediction became true.
In this graphic organizer activity, students read a text and then use the graphic organizer to help them write the sequence of the story.
In this graphic organizer activity, 4th graders use the divided graphic organizer to help them enhance heir addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication skills.
Students read four or more books. They make predictions before reading, complete a picture walk, read in partners and complete graphic organizers. Various graphic organizers are provided in English and Spanish.
Third graders create a graphic organizer. They draw illustrations that show the beginning, middle and end of a trip they took to visit a friend or a relative. They write age-appropriate text to accompany each drawing. They tell his/her story to an audience using the details in the picture.
Young scholars use a graphic organizer to research, compare and contrast two countries. They write a brief (or detailed - depending on age) report of their findings.

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