graphic organizers

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    Graphic Organizers

    We offer a collection of pre-formatted graphic organizers that you can integrate into activities and lesson plans or use by themselves. We offer three different formats for your convenience:

    • HTML, which is viewable with any browser
    • PDF which is viewable with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    • Word, which is viewable using Microsoft Word®

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    Description

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    Character MapHelps describe in detail the main character, their thoughts and actions. Good for short stories and novels.

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    ClusteringGood for organization of concepts, ideas, and as a pre-reading activity.

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    Compare/ContrastHelps with similarities and differences in characters, situations, and concepts.

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    Concept MapGood pre-writing activity. Helps with organization of main ideas and details.

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    Cornell Note-takingGood for organizing information gained from reading textbooks or expository materials.

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    FishboneGood for organizing details and events through cause and effect.

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    HypothesizingGood in helping to identify the three main components of an hypothesis.

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    K-W-H-L ChartGood for tapping background information prior to introducing a new concept.

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    Plot DiagramGood for diagramming and outlining the plot and elements of a story.

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    Sequence of Events ChartGood for placing main events in their order of occurrence.

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    Spider MapHelpful with organizing several ideas with supporting details.

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    SQ3RGood reading strategy used to comprehend expository material.

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    Story MapHelps with the outline or blueprint of a fictional story.

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    StoryboardHelps to illustrate the main events.

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    Timeline

    Helps with sequencing events in their proper order.http://www.thinkport.org/technology/html_templates/spidermap.tp

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    http://www.thinkport.org/technology/html_templates/spidermap.tpTree

    Helps with connections about different ideas and details. Useful when background knowledge is limited.

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    Venn DiagramGood for comparison of ideas, concepts, and character traits. Useful as a pre-writing activity.

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    W's OrganizerHelps with organizing factual ideas around the 5 main questions: who, what, where, when and why.

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    WebHelpful with developing a framework for ideas and concepts. Useful pre-writing activity.

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    http://www.thinkport.org/technology/html_templates/web.tpWeb Site ProfilerUseful tool for helping to evaluate the quality of information on a web site.

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    Wheel and Spoke DiagramHelpful with developing a framework for ideas and concepts. Useful pre-writing activity.http://www.thinkport.org/technology/html_templates/venn.tp

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