Veteran educator and NCTE trainer Katherine McKnight shows how students can use graphic organizers as an important tool to organize new information. Providing a visual representation that uses symbols to express ideas, concepts, and convey meaning, graphic organizers help to depict relationships between facts, terms, and ideas. The author demonstrates how graphic organizers have proven to be a powerful teaching and learning strategy. * Includes 100 graphic organizers-more than any comparable book * Included graphic organizers can be used before-, during-, and after-learning activities across the content areas * Contains easy-to-follow instructions for teachers on how to use and adapt the book's graphic organizers * Offers strategies for teachers to create their own graphic organizers for different grade levels
The author Katherine McKnight is a noted literacy educator.
Acknowledgments. About the Author. Chapter One: Why Are Graphic Organizers Such Important Tools for Teaching and Learning? Chapter Two: Graphic Organizers for Brainstorming and Idea Generation. 1: Power Thinking (Levels of Brainstorming). 2: ABC Brainstorm. 3: Carousel Brainstorm. 4: Venn Diagram. 5: Compare and Contrast. 6: KWL. 7: KWS. 8: KWHL. 9: KWLT. 10?17: Topic Generation Graphic Organizers. 10: Topic Generation with 3 Ideas?Linear Model. 11: Topic Generation with 4 Ideas?Linear Model. 12: Topic Generation with 6 Ideas?Linear Model. 13: Topic Generation with 3 Ideas?Circle Model. 14: Topic Generation with 4 Ideas?Circle Model. 15: Topic Generation with 6 Ideas?Circle Model. 16: Character Traits Web. 17: Topic Generation: Hand Model. 18: Anticipation Guide. 19: Hypothesis Guide. 20: Idea Web. 21: Fishbone. 22: Spider. 23: Herringbone. 24: Y Diagram. Chapter Three Graphic Organizers for Vocabulary Development. 25: Vocabulary Slide. 26: Concept or Vocabulary Map I. 27: Concept or Vocabulary Map II. 28: Concept or Vocabulary Map III. 29: Concept or Vocabulary Map IV. 30: Word Detective. 31: Six-Column Vocabulary Organizer. 32: Vocabulary Tree. 33: Cyber Vocabulary Detective. Chapter Four Graphic Organizers for Note Taking and Study Skills. 34: Cornell Notes. 35: Three-Column Notes. 36: T Notes. 37: Analysis Notes. 38: Summary Organizer. 39: Journalist Graphic Organizer. 40: Story Board Notes: Three Frame. 41: Story Board Notes: Six Frame. 42: Outline Notes. 43: The Five Senses. 44: Cycle or Food Chain. 45?48: Graphic Organizer Bookmarks. 45: Bookmark for Reading Fiction. 46: Reading Reminders Bookmark. 47: Bookmark for Questions During Reading. 48: Textbook Reminders Bookmark. 49: Individual Performance in a Cooperative Group. 50: Cooperative Group Planner. 51: Portfolio Tracker. 52: Independent Reading Log. 53: Assignment Tracker. Chapter Five Graphic Organizers for Supporting Reading Comprehension. 54: Questioning the Author. 55: Question-Answer-Relationship (QAR). 56: Gist. 57: Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review (SQ3R). 58: Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review, Reflect (SQ4R). 59: Fix-Up Strategies. 60: Reading Connections. 61: ReQuest. 62: Story Trails and History Trails. 63: Text-Think-Connect (TTC). 64: REAP. 65: PLAN. 66: PACA. 67: DRTA. 68: Text Structures. 69: Reference Frames. 70: Prior Knowledge. 71: Inference Prompter. 72: List-Group-Label. 73: Think-Pair-Share. 74: The Five Ws. Chapter Six Graphic Organizers for Writing. 75: Autobiographical Poem. 76: Historical Bio Poem. 77: Inquiry Chart. 78: Peer Review. 79: Entrance Slip. 80: Exit Slip. 81: Writer Checklist. 82: Sensory Starter. 83: Story Map I. 84: Story Map II. 85: Chain of Events. 86: Beginning-Middle-End. 87: Climax Ladder. 88?91: Persuasive Writing Organizers. 88: Persuasive Writing I. 89: Persuasive Writing II. 90: Persuasive Writing III. 91: Persuasive Writing IV. 92: Writing Revision Organizer. 93: Prewriting Organizer. 94: What Happens? 95: Character Creator. 96: Conflict and Solution Organizer. 97: Getting Ready to Write. 98: Writing Process. 99: Story Pyramid. 100: RAFT. References.
Katherine S. McKnight, Ph.D., has been an educator for over 20 years. A former high school English teacher, she currently works as associate professor of Secondary Education at National-Louis University. She also trains educators regularly as a professional development consultant for the National Council of Teachers of English, and presents at educational conferences. She is the coauthor of The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom, Teaching the Classics in the Inclusive Classroom, and Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom.