Graphic Organizers Simplified

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So what is a graphic organizer? Just a visual way to represent knowledge or information, usually in a structured pattern. Organizing or arranging important aspects of a concept is a critical step in thinking. And systematic thinking has great impact on reading and writing success. Graphic organizers are a wonderful tool to help students think about their way of thinking. That self-awareness then aids them in "reading to learn" and in writing independently. This four-book series is designed with two purposes in mind: first, to guide you in helping students develop the ability to analyze, create, and use graphic organizers; second, to provide students with opportunities to express and practice that ability. As with any skill, teaching of concepts must precede practice. So the lessons at the beginning should be done together, not independently. Some students may need help with the directions at first, but the consistent format will help them gain independence quickly. Lessons progress in difficulty within each book and throughout the series. Each lesson has three parts. First, a reading selection which consists of articles, stories, and poems from past issues of "Highlights for Children" magazine (a source known and trusted for solid content and moral values). The second part is a graphic organizer, such as a Venn diagram, web, concept map, flow chart, or table. The third part consists of comprehensive work sheets which feature multiple-choice, analytical and thinking questions. The ultimate goal is for students to internalize the process, automatically incorporating the use of graphic organizers into their own reading and writing experiences. Pretty soon, organized thinking will come naturally. This series is consumable but reproducible. 10-13 lessons per book, 64 pgs, answers included. ~ Alysia

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