Thinking Skills

Think About It

Activities

Graphic Organizer Race

In teams of 4-5 race against the other teams to draw as many types of graphic organizers as you can think of.

We will create a master list of these diagrams and charts.

Classify Organizers

Working with our master list, classify the organizers in to categories: cyclical, sequential, hierarchical, chronological.  Be prepared to explain your classifications.  Are there any organizers that belong in more than one category?

Finding a Purpose

Match different purposes of writing to different graphic organizers.  Which organizers work the best?  Which ones are adequate for the purpose?  Which ones are not recommended?

Reference Poster

Create exemplars of graphic organizers on chart paper.