Help students get a better grasp of the content they need to know with this collection of fun and easy-to-use graphic organizers. The book contains 50 classroom-tested reproducible templates that come with easy directions and student samples. Full-color, interactive PDFs of the graphic organizers are also included—great for modeling and can be filled in either by computer or by hand. Perfect for use on your interactive whiteboard!
Includes interactive (writable) PDFs of each graphic organizers, as well as ready-to-go Notebook™ files of each graphic organizer. Use with your SMART Board™!
Graphic Organizers for Curriculum Planning
Before beginning a new unit or course of study, record children’s prior knowledge with the use of graphic organizers. This can be done on an individual basis or as a whole group. For instance, if you wanted to introduce a unit on Living Organisms, you might display the Matrix organizer on your interactive whiteboard to elicit your students’ knowledge of the classification of living things. By asking questions and recording student ideas, you can determine where gaps of understanding or misconceptions exist. You can then tailor your instruction and provide more learning experiences as needed.