Graphic Organizers

Graphic Organizers can be used to help students organize their thoughts as part of the writing process. They enable the writer to organize material logically and to see relationships between and among ideas. Effective use of graphic organizers can help the writer to present his or her ideas in an effective and convincing manner, resulting in a focused and coherent text.

Graphic organizers should be thought of as a means to an end — the end, of course, being the effective communication of ideas during the writing process.

 

General Organization

Compare and Contrast

Argument

Sequential

Narrative

Cause and Effect

Miscellaneous