Graphic organizers (GA’s) are visual frames used to organize information. They are also tools that can be used to visualize and organize information. They can help students to brainstorm and structure writing projects. They can help students see the relationships between ideas; and more easily understand, remember and apply information.
There are different types of GA’s: one for brainstorming; one for sequencing events, one to describe nouns, one for comparing and contrasting, one for categorizing, one for whole and all its parts, one for cause and effect, and one to for analogies These GA’s are designed for students to use in order to learn and retain information, through the process of gathering and packaging the information in a visual, memorable and concise way.
Writing can be difficult but using graphic organizers can make the process easier. A graphic organizer can help students brainstorm ideas. Then these ideas can be put into the correct graphic organizer that will help arrange their thoughts for their particular writing project. For example, if they are summarizing, students can use a graphic organizer for sequencing events.
Fisher Hill uses graphic organizers in its series English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker. In this series, graphic organizers are used to help students write paragraphs and essays.
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