I love using graphic organizers in the classroom to teach and evaluate students understanding of a topic or concept. I’ve written about them here and here before. Even my most reluctant and/or struggling students find graphic organizers engaging. I’ve noticed that my students who display ADHD type symptoms seem to be able to focus better when creating graphic organizers.

A few days ago I came across a site www.classtools.net that has wonderful graphic organizers. I’ve written about other free sites here, too. The graphic organizers are interactive, a feature I really appreciate and free.  what could be better.  I’ve posted a few examples to give you an idea are engaging they are. I intend to use them with my students.

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4 Responses to “More great graphic organizers for you to use in the classroom”

  1. Kim B on May 26th, 2008 7:15 pm

    Thank you for posting the graphic organizers. I teach 7th grade writing and will use these in my class. I know that they will help my special needs kids.

  2. Elona Hartjes on May 26th, 2008 8:14 pm

    Kim,
    I’m delighted that these graphic organizers will be useful. I think the kids will like that they are interactive and so colourful. Please feel free to share any of your ideas. I’d like to see some of the kid’s work.

  3. Liz S on May 26th, 2008 9:43 pm

    My fifth grade students also find graphic organizers a useful and fun tool to make learning easier. My students, who struggle with reading, especially enjoy Venn Diagrams. Comparing and contrasting is a difficult skill for many students, and Venn Diagrams make it less arduous. Venn Diagrams produce clearer differences between subjects.

    The Burger Diagram is especially helpful for pre-writing before writing a persuasive essay. When constructing a persuasive essay, students must have more than one reason to support their opinions. By using the Burger Diagram, students can visualize their ideas and make sure their information is appropriate to the topic.

    Thank you for reinforcing the importance of graphic organizers in the classroom.

  4. Elona Hartjes on May 26th, 2008 9:58 pm

    Your welcome, Liz.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and sharing your experience with graphic organizers. Visual learners take to them like ducks to water. Many of my struggling learners really like the graphic organizers,too.

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