The Teacher′s BIG BOOK of Graphic Organizers
Research has shown that visually organizing information helps students better comprehend newly acquired material. Graphic organizers create a strong visual picture for students and support their ability to learn facts, information, and terms. Students are literally able to see connections and relationships between facts, terms, and ideas.
In this value–packed resource, veteran educator Katherine McKnight shows teachers how to tap into the power of graphic organizers, and offers 100 organizers more than any other book on the market that support success in the classroom. All the graphic organizers offered in this book promote active learning, which is central to effective learning. Using the organizers as guides, students are prompted to ask questions and are encouraged to apply critical thinking skills.
The book′s graphic organizers help teachers
- Support teaching and student comprehension in learning new material
- Develop vibrant curriculum plans
- Assess classroom achievement
- Build students′ learning skills
The book is filled with dynamic graphic organizers that can be used before, during, and after learning activities across the content areas and contains easy–to–follow instructions on how to apply and adapt each organizer. In addition, the author has included helpful strategies for teachers who want to create their own graphic organizers for different grade levels.
About the Author.
Chapter One: Why Are Graphic Organizers Such Important Tools for Teaching and Learning?
Chapter Two: Graphic Organizers for Brainstorming and Idea Generation.
1: Power Thinking (Levels of Brainstorming).
2: ABC Brainstorm.
3: Carousel Brainstorm.
4: Venn Diagram.
5: Compare and Contrast.
10 17: Topic Generation Graphic Organizers.
10: Topic Generation with 3 Ideas Linear Model.
11: Topic Generation with 4 Ideas Linear Model.
12: Topic Generation with 6 Ideas Linear Model.
13: Topic Generation with 3 Ideas Circle Model.
14: Topic Generation with 4 Ideas Circle Model.
15: Topic Generation with 6 Ideas Circle Model.
16: Character Traits Web.
17: Topic Generation: Hand Model.
18: Anticipation Guide.
19: Hypothesis Guide.
20: Idea Web.
24: Y Diagram.
Chapter Three Graphic Organizers for Vocabulary Development.
25: Vocabulary Slide.
26: Concept or Vocabulary Map I.
27: Concept or Vocabulary Map II.
28: Concept or Vocabulary Map III.
29: Concept or Vocabulary Map IV.
30: Word Detective.
31: Six–Column Vocabulary Organizer.
32: Vocabulary Tree.
33: Cyber Vocabulary Detective.
Chapter Four Graphic Organizers for Note Taking and Study Skills.
34: Cornell Notes.
35: Three–Column Notes.
36: T Notes.
37: Analysis Notes.
38: Summary Organizer.
39: Journalist Graphic Organizer.
40: Story Board Notes: Three Frame.
41: Story Board Notes: Six Frame.
42: Outline Notes.
43: The Five Senses.
44: Cycle or Food Chain.
45 48: Graphic Organizer Bookmarks.
45: Bookmark for Reading Fiction.
46: Reading Reminders Bookmark.
47: Bookmark for Questions During Reading.
48: Textbook Reminders Bookmark.
49: Individual Performance in a Cooperative Group.
50: Cooperative Group Planner.
51: Portfolio Tracker.
52: Independent Reading Log.
53: Assignment Tracker.
Chapter Five Graphic Organizers for Supporting Reading Comprehension.
54: Questioning the Author.
55: Question–Answer–Relationship (QAR).
57: Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review (SQ3R).
58: Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review, Reflect (SQ4R).
59: Fix–Up Strategies.
60: Reading Connections.
62: Story Trails and History Trails.
63: Text–Think–Connect (TTC).
68: Text Structures.
69: Reference Frames.
70: Prior Knowledge.
71: Inference Prompter.
74: The Five Ws.
Chapter Six Graphic Organizers for Writing.
75: Autobiographical Poem.
76: Historical Bio Poem.
77: Inquiry Chart.
78: Peer Review.
79: Entrance Slip.
80: Exit Slip.
81: Writer Checklist.
82: Sensory Starter.
83: Story Map I.
84: Story Map II.
85: Chain of Events.
87: Climax Ladder.
88 91: Persuasive Writing Organizers.
88: Persuasive Writing I.
89: Persuasive Writing II.
90: Persuasive Writing III.
91: Persuasive Writing IV.
92: Writing Revision Organizer.
93: Prewriting Organizer.
94: What Happens?
95: Character Creator.
96: Conflict and Solution Organizer.
97: Getting Ready to Write.
98: Writing Process.
99: Story Pyramid.
Katherine S. McKnight, Ph.D., has been an educator for over 20 years. A former high school English teacher, she currently works as associate professor of Secondary Education at National–Louis University. She also trains educators regularly as a professional development consultant for the National Council of Teachers of English, and presents at educational conferences. She is the coauthor of The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom, Teaching the Classics in the Inclusive Classroom, and Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom.