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Title: Graphic Organizers


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Graphic Organizers
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Graphic Organizers
  • Purpose Scaffolds student thinking, activates
    prior knowledge, serves as an advanced organizer,
    and provides rich assessment data.
  • Skills That Can Be Built Comparison, contrast,
    classification, synthesis, evaluation.
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What is a Graphic Organizer?
  • A visual that represents the relationships of
    ideas or information from some source using words
    or abstract symbols

K W L
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Graphic organizers help people
  • focus on important points
  • organize information in a coherent manner
  • see relationships of concepts and elements
  • understand the big picture

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Graphic organizers can be used for
  • Information generation
  • creating or presenting lessons
  • brainstorming
  • Information acquisition
  • reviewing topics
  • Knowledge assessment
  • formative and summative evaluation

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Types of graphic organizers
  • Concept maps
  • Venn diagrams
  • K-W-L charts
  • Webs (spiders)

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Applications
  • Use graphic organizers
  • Before a lesson or topic to orient the class
    (activate prior knowledge etc).
  • During teacher modeling or explanation.
  • Any time, to check understanding of material.
  • After a teacher explanation, demonstration etc,
    to enable students to cognitively process the
    material.
  • to break up a long period of sustained activity.
  • Whenever it is helpful to share ideas.

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Variations/Accommodations
  • Allow students to choose among different graphic
    organizers when more than one will accomplish the
    same learning goal
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