Graphic Organizers For Essay High School

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

How-To Writing: Motivating Students to Write for a Real Purpose

It's not easy surviving fourth grade (or third or fifth)! In this lesson, students brainstorm survival tips for future fourth graders and incorporate those tips into an essay.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Cause and Effect Using Expository Texts About Natural Disasters

Students explore the nature and structure of expository texts that focus on cause and effect and apply what they learned using graphic organizers and writing paragraphs to outline cause-and-effect relationships.

 

Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A "Cay"ribbean Island Study

As a pre-reading activity for The Cay, groups of students choose and study a Caribbean island, create a final product in the format of their choice, and finally, do an oral presentation to share information learned.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Houdini Box: What Did Houdini Hide? Writing Creative Endings

Students are encouraged to understand a book that the teacher reads aloud to create a new ending for it using the writing process.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Defining Moments: Charting Character Evolution in Lord of the Flies

Savagery, treachery, lost innocence... Lord of the Flies is rife with character development. Use this lesson to help students chart the character changes of Ralph and Jack, both in groups and individually.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Developing Citizenship Through Rhetorical Analysis

Students analyze rhetorical strategies in online editorials, building knowledge of strategies and awareness of local and national issues. This lesson teaches students connections between subject, writer, and audience and how rhetorical strategies are used in everyday writing.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Compare & Contrast Map

The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 5

Walt Disney was born in 1901.

Students describe female characters in Disney films, discuss their characteristics, and write a thesis statement about them.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Shared Writing

This strategy guide explains how to use shared writing to teach students effective strategies that will improve their own independent writing ability.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Write Alouds

This strategy guide explains how to use write-aloud (also known as modeled writing) to teach effective writing strategies and improve students' independent writing ability.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Inquiry Charts (I-Charts)

This guide introduces I-Charts, a strategy that enables students to generate meaningful questions about a topic and organize their writing.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts

This strategy guide clarifies the difference between persuasion and argumentation, stressing the connection between close reading of text to gather evidence and formation of a strong argumentative claim about text.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching With Podcasts

This Strategy Guide describes the processes involved in composing and producing audio files that are published online as podcasts.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Implementing the Writing Process

This strategy guide explains the writing process and offers practical methods for applying it in your classroom to help students become proficient writers.

 

Graphic organizers are a great classroom tool, and there are many reasons to use graphic organizers in your classroom. There are many types of graphic organizers to choose from and they are not just for writing papers. There are vocabulary graphic organizers, reading graphic organizers, math graphic organizers, and graphic organizers to organize a task.

PowerPoint Slide Organization Plan

The PowerPoint Slide Organization Plan can help students to organize an electronic slide project. Deciding how to organize slides can be a mind-boggling task. This graphic organizer has places to write what will go on each slide.

The first slide has lines to write the student’s name, the title of the presentation, the class and the date. There are boxes for slides two through nine. In each box, the students can write the basic information for each slide and decide what order to show the slides. The next box is for references. Students should choose one style or format, such as MLA, APA, Chicago, etc. This will add credibility to the slide show. The last box is to conclude the presentation and ask for questions.

In addition to the Venn Diagram Graphic Organizers, the Five Paragraph Essay Graphic Organizer and the PowerPoint Slide Graphic Organizer, there are other types of printable graphic organizers. There are summarizing graphic organizers to help students to write summaries, which is a very important skill on the reading and writing achievement tests. The story map graphic organizer can help students figure out the important plot elements, such as the setting, conflicts, climax, etc. The reading graphic organizers can be simple ones, such as T-charts and KWL Charts or more complicated ones to help students to understand the novel elements, such as theme, main ideas, and character traits.

Printable graphic organizers can help students to organize information and to learn content. There are many available on the Internet. Teachers just need to be knowledgeable of how to utilize them best.

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