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Graphic Organizers for Content Instruction

Graphic Organizers for Content Instruction
One of our roles as ESL and bilingual specialists is to encourage mainstream teachers to employ teaching techniques which make content area information more accessible to second language learners. Content materials present text which is too dense for ELLs. Teach your students to use graphic organizers such as webs, Venn diagrams, and charts to help them better comprehend these texts. These are visual tools that help ELLs understand and organize information. One of our goals in teaching our English language learners is to help them summarize and interpret text. Download the PDF files listed below or try a customized graphic organizer at

Graphic Organizer Worksheets Advertisement. is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Graphic Organizers Graphic organizers (some of which are also called concept maps, entity relationship charts, and mind maps) are a pictorial way of constructing knowledge and organizing information. Increasing Understanding by Creating Graphic Organizers: The process of converting a mass of data/information/ideas into a graphic map gives the student an increased understanding and insight into the topic at hand. The creation of graphic organizers also helps the student generate ideas as they develop and note their thoughts visually. Uses of Graphic Organizers: Graphic organizers can be used to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming.

Teaching Speaking Many language learners regard speaking ability as the measure of knowing a language. These learners define fluency as the ability to converse with others, much more than the ability to read, write, or comprehend oral language. They regard speaking as the most important skill they can acquire, and they assess their progress in terms of their accomplishments in spoken communication. Language learners need to recognize that speaking involves three areas of knowledge: In the communicative model of language teaching, instructors help their students develop this body of knowledge by providing authentic practice that prepares students for real-life communication situations. Section Contents Goals and Techniques for Teaching Speaking Strategies for Developing Speaking Skills Developing Speaking Activities Using Textbook Speaking Activities Assessing Speaking Proficiency Resources

Interactive Graphic Organizer Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers "Graphic organizers are tools that help your brain think." - Kylene Beers Graphic organizers are an illustration of your thoughts on paper. They can help you brainstorm, organize, and visualize your ideas. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Each graphic organizer below includes Teaching Notes with lessons and tips on how to use graphic organizers in the classroom. Help with PDF Files Generating, Identifying, and Organizing Details Determining Main Idea and Drawing Conclusions Order and Sequence Comparison-Contrast and Cause and Effect Process and Cycle Diagrams Evaluating and Making Decisions Persuasive and Supporting a Position Vocabulary Miscellaneous Organizers Graphic Organizer Teaching Notes

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center Printable Graphic Organizers for Teachers, Grades K-12 Highlights Halloween Happy Halloween! Students love this fall holiday; take advantage of it! You'll find everything from costume patterns and printable Halloween masks to counting activities and vocabulary lessons. 2016 Presidential Elections Election season is here! Help your students understand the process of our national elections (held on Tuesday, November 8), from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. October Calendar of Events October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum!

Library Genesis Project : Welcome Graphic Organizers Printables and Ideas - Print them - Venn Diagrams, Concept Maps, Writing, Character, Reading Graphic Organizers Venn Diagrams Compare and Contrast Cause and Effect Venn Diagrams Introduction to Graphic Organizers An introduction with samples of filled-in graphic organizers (PDF File) Feedback or Request Request a graphic organizer or leave feedback A List Of 75 MOOCs For Teachers & Students A List Of 75 MOOCs For Teachers & Students by Mike Acedo In today’s world, society has placed its highest value ever on upper education and its requirement in the work force. Unfortunately, the price tag for such an education has simultaneously risen exponentially, limiting millions of potential students from attaining the fundamental human right of a quality education. With the rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), students from anywhere with an Internet connection, can access free courses facilitated by some of the top educators and experts in every subject area. Though some have criticized the real value of MOOCs, it is undeniable that these courses give students the capacity to learn at a level never before made available to them. Below is a list of courses from various MOOC providers, separated by subject areas that are increasingly valuable in today’s society. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for Students Social Science Personal and Professional Development Mathematics

Graphic Organizers, Concept Mapping, Mind Mapping, Brain Storming and other Organisers English As A Second language ( ESL ) and adult literacy classes, Reading Graphic Organizers Why Use Graphic Organizers? The human brain naturally looks for connections between old and new information. Additionally, studies have shown that the brain processes information most efficiently in chunks. Graphic organizers complement both of these processes by helping students: Visually sort new information into familiar categories Analyze the relationships between old and new information Create a simple structure for thinking about information in new ways Review concepts and demonstrate understanding Graphic organizers can be used in all phases of learning from brainstorming ideas to presenting research findings. How to Use Graphic Organizers When using graphic organizers with early readers, teacher guidance may be necessary. Worksheets for Leveled Books, Serial Books, and Trade Book Lessons contain at least one graphic organizer already, but you can use any graphic organizer with any text to support comprehension.