What is a Graphic Organizer?
A graphic organizer (aka a map OR word web) is usually a one-page form with blank areas for the student to fill in with related ideas and information. Some organizers are very specific; others can be used with many topics. For the most part, the information on a graphic organizer could just as easily be filled in on a form or written as a list. The organizer gives the child another way to see the information. Some of the organizers allow for the information to be written or drawn, opening the activity up to younger grades.
An introduction with samples of filled-in graphic organizers (PDF File)
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