Graphic organizers are valuable tools for students and teachers. They are great visual aides for organizing ideas and information. They make writing and sharing of ideas much easier.
How can graphic organizers help teachers?
Visual aides are important tools for learners. They help with organizing thoughts and information. Teachers can use these for assessing a student’s understanding and make adjustments if needed. Many organizers are printable worksheets that can be filled in. Some are digital and editable which make them a great resource for different needs. They are also helpful when a teacher needs something for a substitute teacher.
Below are several free samples that are available on this website. Check them out.
A roundup of free graphic organizers
Online teaching is very important right now with the current health pandemic. This means that teachers need to have engaging activities that the students can do. Worksheets are not enough. Here are some examples of ways to engage students.
These templates are useful for all ages doing general research on animals. They break the work up into categories so that information is organized for doing the research project. I used them for years with my primary students when they created powerpoints.
Here is another cute template for collecting and recording information about animals. Check it out.
Reading comprehension is so important, but often children read words without thinking much about the meaning. Using a graphic organizer for writing down ideas and explaining thinking helps them to make sense out of what they are reading. This is an important skill in order to go deeper into the stories.
There are so many versions of the story Cinderella that it makes it fun to do a comparison of them. This resource allows you to do just that. Check it out.
Organizing thoughts is an important part of writing. This is a great way to gather ideas and then use them for the written product.
Sometimes the visuals help to provide meaning as anchor charts also. Check these ones out.
Cause and effect can sometimes be a tricky concept. Here are some examples of how to make them easier to understand.
Using a template and comics is another visual means of sharing ideas. Check this one out.
Problem solving strategies are very important. Check out these ideas for ways to problem solve.
Well, there you have it. These are just a few examples and ideas. Hopefully they will help you with your lessons.