Graphic Organizers

WHAT IS A GRAPHIC ORGANIZER?
What is the difference between a worksheet and a graphic organizer? 
A graphic organizer is more than a worksheet because it is a visual image that displays the relationships between terms, facts or ideas. Graphic organizers use pictures and symbols to convey meaning. By presenting information in a visual picture allows the brain to recognize patterns and relationships. Graphic organizers present a more complete picture with the key terms, facts and ideas. 


HOW TO USE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS?
How to use Graphic Organizers http://www.inspiration.com/visual-learning/graphic-organizers

How to Use Graphic Organizers Video by Janet Harton using PowToon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp0DXZ2aAVk

Graphic Organizers can help student with reading, vocabulary development, writing and thinking.

READING GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Reading Graphic Organizers in Doug Buehl's (2001) Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS 

Remember the idea is to provide a scaffold for learners - to help students visualize the vocabulary, make sense of vocabulary and use the vocabulary in effective ways.
Tips for Teaching Vocabulary http://www.edutopia.org/blog/vocabulary-instruction-teaching-tips-rebecca-alber

11 Tips for Teaching Common Core Vocabulary http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-ccss-critical-vocabulary-marilee-sprenger

Strategies for Vocabulary Development by Kate Kinsella, Colleen Shea Stump, and Kevin Feldman on Pearson's eTeach, Reteived from http://www.phschool.com/eteach/language_arts/2002_03/essay.html

Essential Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary from:

Patricia Antonacci & Catherine M O'Calaghan. (2012). Promoting Literacy Development: 50 Research-Based Strategies for K-8 Learner, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, pp.83-114. Retrieved from  http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/40627_4.pdf

WRITING GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
MSU has provided Writing Graphic Organizers for expository writing.
See how Storyboards can be a fun way to teach reading and writing.
In addition check out Daily Teaching Tools Writing Graphic Organizers at no cost.

THINKING GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Feel free to design your own organizer to help your students think and organize their thoughts.
Below are some graphic organizers created as Word documents.
Adapt them to meet your purpose.

See the Collection of Word Document Graphic Organizers that can be adapted below:
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