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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Graphic Organizers for Teachers

Teaching Tip: Overlooked Graphic Organizers
By: Teachnology Staff

Graphic organizers are great visual tools that help sum up concepts and many forms of information. Teachers of all grade levels use them. Graphic organizers are great to use when introducing or reviewing a topic. Everyone grew up with Concept Webs, Life Cycles, and Venn Diagrams. Here are some unique graphic organizers you might want to consider using in your class.

  1. Big Mac Paragraph Format - Great for paragraph writing.
  2. Character Analysis Pyramid - Help students identify major points of specific characters of a story.
  3. Elements Of The Story - This organizer focuses on understanding the tempo of a story.
  4. Lesson Forms Pack - Great help throughout the year!
  5. Lesson Planning Blocks - The perfect way to reduce the stress of a teacher observation.
  6. Main Idea Map - Great to start a discussion.
  7. Multiple Intelligence Lesson Planning - Great for lesson check-ups.
  8. Quadruple Character Map - Kids love these.
  9. SQ3R Chart - Fantastic for understanding long passages.
  10. Theme Comparison - Great for comparing just about anything.

This Week in History

1910: Author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, past away.

1970: The first Earth Day was observed.

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