Set of 5 Graphic Organizers that focus on:
Retelling Plot (Characters, Setting, Problem, and Solution)
Retelling using Beginning, Middle, End
Retelling in Sequence using First, Next, Then, Finally
Making Connections to text with Problem & Solution
How do Graphic Organizers Help Students?
Graphic organizers are a tool to help students visually organize thinking about texts. Graphic organizers can be effectively used even in young readers to help them think through the "good thinking" that experienced readers do naturally.
Use Graphic Organizers for Effective Learning
By: Dr. Katherine McKnight
Graphic organizers are important and effective pedagogical tools for organizing content and ideas and facilitating learners’ comprehension of newly acquired information. Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences posits that students are better able to learn and internalize information when more than one learning modality is employed in an instructional strategy. Since graphic organizers present material through the visual and spatial modalities (and reinforce what is taught in the classroom), the use of graphic organizers helps students internalize what they are learning.