• Graphic Organizers
     Graphic organizers are visual representations that assist students in organizing abstract “big picture” information that is new, overwhelming or misunderstood in the new standards. Research supports the utilization of graphic organizers as a contributing factor in improving student performance. Graphic organizers help capture valuable personal representations of concepts, ideas, or information. These organizational tools help to organize thoughts and foster a deeper understanding of key ideas.  Using graphic organizers are effective in streamlining instruction while increasing rigor! 

     CCR Writing Anchor Standard 4:

    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience

     CCR Writing Anchor Standard 5:

    Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

     CCR Writing Anchor Standard 6:

    Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.


     
    Online Tools 
     Mindomo
    Mindomo is an online mind map where users can create, view, and share mind maps in their browser
     popplet
     Popplet is a free online tool that allows you to create mind mapping and brainstorming diagrams.
    Video Tutorial (YouTube)
    bubbl.us

    It is a concept mapping web 2.0 application, similar to Inspiration, that allows the user to make graphical representations of ideas. Bubbl.us calles these concept maps "mind maps."
    Video Tutorial (YouTube)

    ReadWriteThink

    Engage your students in online literacy learning with these interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun. 

       
    Graphic Organizers
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    Holt  Interactive Graphic Organizers
    Education Place - Graphic Organizers
    TeacherVision - Graphic Organizers
    teAchnology - General Graphic Organizers