Types of Graphic Organizers
The web graphic organizer begins with a circle in the middle of the page with the main idea. Write your topic in the center circle. Out from the circle are smaller connected circles with subcategories of the main idea for more specific ideas. A web is often interchangeably called a Concept Map and is a useful tool for students to brainstorm and organize ideas. A graphic organizer activity should always be followed with a writing activity. More often than not, the writing step is left out of the process. The organizer should always be a pre-writing activity. During the pre-writing stage, Graphic Organizers can assist students in generating ideas and planning a course of action. Resource: http://wvde.state.wv.us/strategybank/GraphicOrganizersforWriting.html
The T-Chart is simply drawing a t down the center of the paper diving it into two columns. using a small t gives you a place for two headers at the top of each column.
The clock graphic organizer divides a circle into twelve sections.
The story map can be done in a variety of formats. Our favorite starts with a list of events going from bottom to top of page and an arrow from left bottom to midrange top of paper to indicate rising action. Then the aroow takes a dive down from top to bottom right to indicate falling action.
A five point star is drawn on paper with five story indicators: character, setting, plot, action, and ending. Each part is written is specificed part of the star.
The Ladder of Inference is a drawn ladder. At the bottom of the paper the stident writes in reality and beliefs, with assumptions going up the rung of the ladder to conclusions, beliefs and actions at the top.