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The best graphic organizers for reading and writing in one handy reproducible book!

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A Great Way to Teach Reading and Writing!

Graphic organizers work. “Graphic organizers can benefit teachers, students, and parents. By using graphic organizers, teachers can have a clear understanding of what they want to address in their classes. Graphic organizers provide students with a road map to follow as they expand their schemas by linking them to existing knowledge. When looking at a graphic organizer…parents can have a clearer view of what their children will learn or what they have learned in a content-area class. By serving as a means of helping students link the new information with their existing knowledge base, graphic organizers can contribute to our ultimate goal—student learning.” —Education Professor Sheila Dye


Grades 4 and up

72 Graphic organizers for reading, writing, and mixed usage


72 Graphic Organizers for Reading and Writing

1. General Organization Table—A multipurpose two-column, four-row table


2. Step Ladder—Organize processes with one to four steps

3. Idea Web—Main idea and four examples

4. Compare/Contrast—Compare and contrast up to five items

5. Scale—Ten sections for scalable information

6. T-Table—Good for pro-and-con type lists

7. Cause and Effect—Identify three causes and effects

8. Multiple Causes Diagram—Up to four causes for one effect

9. Venn Diagram—For comparing and contrasting

10. Triple Venn Diagram—Compare and contrast three items

11. Time Line—Template for multi-event time line

12. Circle Graph—Divided into ten sectors to make percentages easy

13. Connecting Ideas—A flowchart for connecting concepts

14. Related Words Chain—Simple diagram for etymology


Graphic Organizers for Reading

15. Analogy Chart—Learn a new concept by comparing it to a familiar concept

16. Six-Questions Chart—Who, what, where, when, why, and how

17. Mystery Story Chart—Identify suspects, clues, and so on

18. Story Comparison Chart—Compare setting, characters, conflicts, etc.

19. Comparing Different Settings—Students compare story settings to where they live

20. Story Parts—Introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution

21. Star Chart—Star-shaped chart to map a story

22. Parts of a Story—Simple beginning, middle, and end diagram

23. Fortune-Telling Chart—Helps students predict what will happen in a story

24. Character Problem Chart—Focuses on problems and solutions

25. Four-Square Story Chart—Character, setting, problem, and solution

26. Plot Map—List the events in the plot

27. Chain of Events—Visual way to link story events

28. Cloud Chart—Themed diagram for recording story events

29. Questions About an Event—Who, what, where, when, why, and how

30. Character Traits—Person-shaped diagram for recording character traits

31. Good and Bad Traits—Basic diagram to help students understand a character

32. SQ3R Table—Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review


Graphic Organizers For Writing

33. Upside-Down Pyramid—Start at top with broad topic and focus as you go down

34. Circle of Ideas—Record four ideas about a character, setting, event, etc.

35. Thinking Web—Web diagram to record several ideas about a topic

36. Simile Generator—Diagram to help students create similes

37. Five Senses Chart—Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell

38. Continuous Process Diagram—Record recurring events in a process

39. Targeting a Goal—Goal in the bull’s-eye and steps to it in surrounding circles

40. Step Checklist—Multipurpose; steps and details

41. Question Wheel—Help students generate questions using question words

42. Main Idea and Details Web—Multipurpose and expandable web diagram

43. Idea Tree—Main idea, intermediate ideas, and details

44. Petal Chart—Flower-shaped diagram for main idea and details

45. Main Idea and Details Tree—Illustrated diagram for main idea and details

46. Main Idea and Details Cone—Ice cream cone-shaped diagram

47. Climbing Up the Main Idea—Stair-shaped diagram for building ideas

48. Idea Arc—Gather related ideas under one arc

49. Description Wheel—Object in center surrounded by descriptive words

50. Fish Bone—Classic diagram for main idea and details, traits of an object, and so on

51. Pitchfork—Hierarchical diagram that can be expanded

52. Y Diagram—Top for topic and sides for information

53. Q and A Table—Column for five questions and column for five answers

54. KWL Chart—Know, Want to know, Learn

55. What I Know/What I Will Learn—Record several facts and predict several learning events

56. Interconnected Topics—Expandable web diagram

57. ISP Table—Record: Information, Source, and Page

58. Five-Paragraph Column—For planning a five paragraph essay

59. Essay Outline—For outlining essays and planning paragraphs

60. Paragraph Organizer—Table for planning paragraphs

61. Writing a Good Paragraph—Topic sentence, detail sentences, concluding sentence

62. Open Writing Prompt—Space for prompt and response

63. Writing Process Checklist—Prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing

64. Story Planning Board—Storyboard for prewriting fiction

65. Decision Map—Pros and cons of three choices

66. Persuasion Flowchart—Reasons and examples in support of a position

67. Thesis Development Chart—Developing a position and the reasons for it

68. See-Saw Diagram—Advantages and disadvantages

69. PMI Table—Pluses, Minuses, and Interesting facts

70. Debating Both Sides—Yes or no and the reasons for the answer

71. Myth-Debunking Table—Differentiate between myth and fact

72. Fact/Opinion Table—A subject and facts and opinions about it


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