Graphic organizers are visual devices teachers and students create for recording, clarifying, and classifying information. They come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations and have a variety of labels and purposes, such as: Character maps, clusters, flowcharts, semantic maps, story boards, timelines, webs, Venn diagrams, word banks, word maps, and word walls.
A visual representation of organizing thinking and ideas such as a Venn diagram or a word web. Useful for all students and particularly for those who organize visually.
Visual representations, such as webs, diagrams, and content maps, which can be used in prewriting to help students organize their ideas on a specific topic.
visual formats or structures that help students organize information for better comprehension. Examples include central story problem, story maps, and semantic mapping. Return to the top
a visual technique used by students (or demonstrated by teachers) to help make connections between several learning components of the same topic (examples include: Venn diagrams, organizational charts, concept web, etc.)
ways to put in order what you are thinking by using pictures
strategies for organizing information; e.g., Venn diagrams, story maps; webs
Text, diagram or other pictorial device that summarizes and illustrates interrelationships among concepts in a text. Graphic organizers are often known as maps, webs, graphs, charts, frames, or clusters.
Visual representations that support understanding of text (e.g. webs, t-charts, Venn diagrams, K-W-L charts).
visual diagrams that show the realtionship among a number of ideas
tools to help students make sense of gathered information and reflect on whether the information gathered is sufficient. See diagram at The Graphic Organizer website http://www.graphic.org/goindex.html.
Visual displays conveying relationships among the facts, vocabulary, and the concepts developed.
Graphic organizers are mental maps that help students make their thinking visible. They represent the process skills of sequencing, comparing, contrasting, classifying, inferring, drawing conclusions, problem solving, and thinking critically.