These graphic organizers will help you prepare your next written work. They can be essential to help you plan how you will approach this work. These often help spark writers and help stir up better works. Ultimately they will make your writing projects easier.
Brainstorm Paragraphs - Brainstorm details to develop your paragraph. Number them in the order that you want to present them in your paragraph.
Brainstorming Your Essay - Start with a topic, write a thesis statement, and then examine the evidence that will lead you to a conclusion.
Constructing an Argument - Lawyers may want to take a page out this one. It really can be helpful for developing a thesis or debate structure.
Descriptive Writing - We make sure you use all of your human senses to push this in the right direction.
Developing the Main Idea - Start with the general thoughts and then break it into supporting ideas that you can provide details on.
Essay Outline - This is a top-down approach to preparing for an essay.
Persuasive Writing - It has you highlight your three best angles to attack this with. Then you explore examples or facts that back it up.
Pre-writing Organizer - This centers around the three key ideas that follow your introduction. We also look at potential references.
Sentence Map - This may be better termed Story Map, but it also applies to just about anything written.
The Sales Pitch - Choose a product that you want to sell. Fill out the organizer, using a different persuasive technique in each box.
Grammar and Vocabulary Organizers
These can be very helpful for when you come across terms that may be new to you. They will not only help you for those new words, but they will help you use them in well-constructed sentences.
Describing Nouns - This is a great activity that helps you come up with adjectives to describe a noun of your choice.
Fishing for Synonyms - We focus on the intensity of words that based on a starting term. This language organizer is a cute one!
Going Synonyms - This will help you explore some out of this world terms.
Growing From Roots - This is a really fun and engaging activity. You will provide students with four root words. They will be determining the meaning of the term and four words that build off of those roots.
How Many Words? - Can you make from a single root? Define the words that you come up with.
Meeting New Vocabulary - This may seem like overkill, but guaranteed you do this regularly with your class and they will understand these new terms in no time at all.
Vocabulary Maze - You can really fill in any single box in a row to start. This is a synonym and antonym activity.
These organizers are great for young readers that are tackling larger projects for the first time. They make it easier to remember all the key features of any text regardless of the genres.
Appealing Senses - Pick your topic and then show how each sense can be related to it.
After The Title... - Based on the title, what do you predict will be the problem of the story? Draw a picture that represent the major plot of the story.
Character Analysis - This pyramid helps you explore the true nature of a character for a work.
Character Traits - What event causes you to see the essence of the character to come out?
Detailed Story Map - As the name indicates, this one goes a bit deeper on the thoughts that are included.
Plot Map - This all branches off of the goal and what we want to happen.
Self Analysis Journal - Did you find the reading easy or hard? What made it easy/hard? In what ways are your experiences similar and/or different to the content of the reading? Were there any parts you particularly liked? What did you like about them?
Setting Up A Story - This could be considered a writing organizer, but it also applies to reading.
Story Mapping - What is the theme of your story? How will the theme relate to the character, setting, and/or events of the story?
Storyboard - Make a simple illustration of what happens at each part of the story.