Graphic organizers are a simple yet super effective tools for making a picture into a well drawn out thought. They can greatly help a struggling student make better sense of a topic. In language arts graphic organizers can be used to help us brainstorm, prepare to write an essay, and even prep us for the important points of a speech. The most common form of graphic organizer is the classic Venn diagram. This tool allows us to compare two things and note the likes and differences between them. In graphic organizers below are all developed to help with the everyday language arts skills and tasks.
Graphic organizers are the perfect tool for visual learners, but not everyone is a visual learner. Organizers simplify the teaching and learning process by grouping and sorting complex concepts at the touch of a button. Even though it may not seem so, graphic organizers are a form of hands-on learning which focuses your tactile learners. They also offer a mixed integration of text and visual simulation to get those auditory and rote learners what they need as well.
As we said before the Venn diagram is the fundamental flagship of graphic organizers. A Venn diagram allows you to compare and contrast two items or even three, if you add an extra circle. The KWL chart is also a soundly used organizer that helps students realize knowledge they already have and activate it and even one step further they get to reflect on what they learned. Brainstorming webs and charts are a really big help when you start writing large works.
Students can really use the graphic organizer worksheets above to help them organize a descriptive writing piece or to organize their thoughts for an extended writing piece they are about to work with. When we map our thoughts and put together research the research organizers can be key for us. You will see a number of quick worksheets above to help students learn nouns, synonyms, and even prefixes. The vocabulary helpers can be super helpful for learning new vocabulary words and their roots and suffixes. When you are reading stories or just basic nonfiction you should print out the charts above to help you remember what you read and organize your thoughts before you try to communicate what you have read.