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Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizers are visual models that can assist students in organizing information and communicating clearly and effectively.  Students can use graphic organizers to structure their writing, brainstorm ideas, assist in decision making, clarify story structure, help with problem solving, and plan research.  These are a few of the more common graphic organizers and there are links to sites for more at the bottom of the page.

Venn Diagram

KWL Chart

KWLS Chart

KWHL Chart

KNWS Chart

Brainstorming Web


Mind Map

T Chart

Double Entry Journal


Chain of Events

Problem - Solution Chart


Summary Star

Frayer Model

Knowledge Rating Scale

Concept Map

Word Detective

Decision Making Chart

Show My Thinking Chart

Event Analysis Chart for Social Studies

Map the Character

Make a Math Connection

Graphic Organizers on the Web:

Venn Diagram

Venn Diagram on a computer

Graphic Organizers

Printable Graphic Organizers


Graphic Organizers


Activating Prior Knowledge
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Comprehension Strategies
Summarization Techniques
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