Graphic Organizer Lesson Plans

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  1. A Colony is Born- This lesson swiftly travels through time from 1492 to 1607. Significant events are marked on a timeline, note taking is modeled, and a focus on reasons for leaving England for the New World is clarified with the use of a graphic organizer.
  2. A Goldfish is the Best Pet- A goldfish is the best pet. What facts support this thesis? What facts oppose it? Use graphic organizers to help students select facts which must be considered in order to persuade an audience to agree with a given point of view.
  3. A Leaf, a Stem, a Root, Oh My!- Students identify parts of a plant using a graphic organizer.
  4. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words- Students compare and contrast characters from various texts and compile the collected information into several graphic organizers.
  5. Any Way You Slice It- Using real-world text, students learn about the history of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches while using a graphic organizer to clarify meaning of text. Following the activity, students write directions on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Students then exchange directions and follow their classmate's recipe to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  6. Are They the Same or Different?- Using a graphic organizer, students synthesize and separate collected information.
  7. Are U.S. Presidents Leaders or Figureheads?- Students analyze three presidents. They create a graphic organizer explaining how three influences for each president affected the development of the New Nation.
  8. Big on Biography - Students select a person to research for biographical information. Utilizing resources in the Media Center, students record information on note cards; students then interpret and categorize information for appropriate placement on a graphic organizer.
  9. Branches of Government - Are the different parts of government confusing to you? Students will use graphic organizers to assist them in learning about the three branches of government.
  10. Clean Air- Students create a graphic organizer to clarify information for a presentation.
  11. Critter Counting- In Critter Counting, students generate, collect, organize, display, and analyze data using a graphical presentation.
  12. Filling in the Holes- Students use graphic organizers and note taking to help gain understanding and clarify meaning from the novel Holes and write daily inferences and generalizations about what they have read in that day's assignment.
  13. Graphically Organize a Biography- This lesson is a good ending to a unit on biographies. The students will work together in small groups to create a poster that displays the information from a biography in a graphic organizer.
  14. How Long Is Forever? - Students use graphic organizers to predict events that may take place in the novel, Tuck Everlasting and make inferences about what is read.
  15. How To Use Graphic Organizers To Enhance Learning- A good explanation.
  16. Let Me Tell You About My Favorite Animal - Did you ever want to be a published author? Here is your chance. Students use graphic organizers to begin creating a book about their favorite animals.
  17. Map an Event- Want your students to have a strategy for obtaining pertinent information from print material? This lesson incorporates a graphic organizer to help students navigate a newspaper article. Students learn to use the organizer to document information.
  18. One Pager- After reading the novel Freak the Mighty students will be able to describe and illustrate the setting of the novel, explain character development through production of a graphic organizer, and identify the elements of the plot.
  19. Our Country, Our Community, Our Jobs - Students will analyze jobs that are of interest to them. They will create graphic organizers explaining how jobs affect the world in which they live with at least five supporting details.
  20. Research Note Taking Made Easy- A graphic organizer helps students gather research notes for writing.
  21. Seasons: Making a Graphic Organizer - This lesson will teach/review basic information about the four seasons and the students will create an organized graphic organizer (a web) using Kidspiration 3.
  22. The Rock Cycle Graphically Organized- Science students use the prereading strategy of discussion and then use a graphic organizer to help guide reading on the topic of the rock cycle.
  23. Web It! - Students learn about using a web graphic organizer effectively as a prewriting tool for expository writing.
  24. What's the Problem? - Students redefine the problem of Where's the Heart of Florida? and begin to formulate possible solutions using graphic organizers.
  25. You G.O.T. It!- Using a graphic organizer, students synthesize and separate collected information. G.O.T. stands for Graphic Organization using a T-chart.