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Other Types of Graphic Organizers:

Timelines: help students track the sequence of events.

T-Charts: can help them compare pros and cons or distinguish facts from opinions

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Fishbone charts, which show the sources associated with an event;


Venn diagrams, which identify how groups of things (or ideas) are similar and different; 


You can find and use graphic organizers anywhere!

  1. Educators can draw them freehand on the chalkboard or poster board.
  2. They can create them by using computer-based templates or software programs. 
  3. They can find ones already made by another teacher on the internet.

When instructional teams use graphic organizers, the team members (teacher and paraprofessionals) can help the children learn by working together to draw out the concepts they are learning as part of the lesson.


  1. Think through some of the current and upcoming topics you are working on with children in your class setting.
  2. Use specific types of graphic organizers mentioned in this unit to help you to design one that fits the concept and your lesson.
  3. Create the graphic organizer on paper with the class or prior to class or create it visually using tech programs.
  4. What was rewarding about the process of creating a graphic organizer?
  5. What was frustrating or difficult about the process of creating a graphic organizer?
  6. Can graphic organizers help you learn too? How?
  7. Where will you store or keep the graphic organizers in your classroom so that you and the students have easy and universal access to them when you need them.

Module: Helping with Instruction

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