Graphic organizers are visual representations of knowledge that help readers identify key ideas and the relationships among them.
We at HIP are big advocates of graphic organizers for all students, but particularly for struggling readers. Graphic organizers provide a visual framework for readers to organize the information that they read. They are effective tools for critical thinking, as they help readers look for patterns and relationships among ideas.
Every HIP Teacher’s Guide contains reproducible graphic organizers for student use. But they’re only effective if we teach students how to use them and provide guided practice before expecting students to complete the organizers on their own.
DOWNLOADABLE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Click on the links below for more HIP Graphic Organizers.
CHARACTERIZATION GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Teaching ideas, graphic organizers and other supports for teaching about Characterization – the foundation of fiction.
A terrific way to set up partner talk.
FREE DOWNLOADS FROM HIP TEACHER’S GUIDES
- Decision Chart from Curse of the Skull
- Character Sociogram from Show Off
- Cliffhanger Endings from Hostage
- Literary Language from Survival
- Timeline Graphic Organizer from Terror 911
- Note-taking Graphic Organizer from You Can’t Make Me
- Figurative Language from Running for Dave
- My Favorite Things about this Book from Bats Mysteries