Relational Graphic Organizers

How You Can Use Graphic Organizers to Improve Your Reading and Writing

English Language is the second most demanding subject of practice and undivided attention. But children often get bored of looking at the same pages over and over and revising the same things day after day. That is why to make things interesting, graphic organizers should be used. Graphic organizers are one of the best tools when it comes to teaching the English Language. They have visual illustrations that allow the children to have a better understanding of the topic they are currently on. It also helps a great deal with vocabulary. These organizers also come in handy when children are learning or participating in small group activities. It gives the students a common ground for sharing their ideas and discussing relevant topics. Graphic organizers are of various types and work for children of all ages. Depending on your child's needs and age, you can easily adjust the level, problems, and topics.

2 Arm Spider Organizer

A very fun organizer for students and teachers alike.

3 Arms

Organize thoughts with a Spider Map.

4 Arms

Looks like a real spider to organize all your thoughts.

4 Petal Concept Map

Helpful for all those lateral thoughts.

5 Petals

5 Petal flower that helps diagram relationships.

6 Petals

This mimics most flowering plants well.

7 Petals

If you explorer smaller topics this will let you spread out all of your thoughts.

8 Petals

This serves as a pros vs. cons map.

2 Link Chain

Relate 2 topics or subjects.

3 Links

This helps you sequence events in order.

4 Links

A nice and neat spacing is provided on this page.

5 Links

When you have an odd number of topics or events, this works well.

6 Links

This provides enough space to write 2 sentences for each bubble.

4 Circle Relation

Circle diagramming for providing a sweet flow in your thoughts.

4 Circle Concept Web

This serves all your basic purposes for a concept or topic that you are exploring.

5 Circles

We stating the circles that work off of the main topic.

6 Circles

When you have a lot of characteristics to explore.

7 Circles

This works well when exploring a week in your classroom or around school.

8 Circles

The lateral circles offer slightly less room to expand your thoughts.

3 Level Pyramid

This is used to explain a hierarchy where each component has an unequal amount of ownership.

3 Level Split Pyramid

Great for diagramming relative size.

4 Levels

They are evenly spaced for you.

4 Split Levels

The second tier does not offer much space at all.

5 Levels

This is normal chart we use when exploring topics.

5 Split Levels

Has many uses for working along with reading.

T-shaped Pyramid Chart

Very useful for exploring three groups.

Full Pyramid

You can split this one up however you like. We suggest using a ruler.

2 Level Chart

Helps you explore main objectives of any work.

Split Pyramid

We take you in a different direction.

4 Round Rectangles

4 relations to 1 topic.

5 Round Rectangles

Provides you a good bit of depth to work with.

6 Round Rectangles

Note the side rectangles should be used for lesser inputs.

8 Round Rectangles

This one is super spread out and all the boxes are equal size.

1 Branch Relationship Tree

Top down branching charts.

2 Branches

Helps break down concepts into smaller parts.

3 Branches

Key organization framework.

3 Branch - 3 Concept Relationship Tree

This can help define all the parts of an organization.

4 Point Star Organizer

This lets you use a lot of the outside space to write.

5 Point Star

This allows you to talk about 5 points of a concept.

6 Points

If you are looking for something like the sun, this your go to.

7 Points

This looks like the sun at weird point of isolation, like it is setting.

8 Points

This is helpful for most the topics you will come across. Just note that you do not have a lot of room to write.

2 Spoke Concept Wheel

2 topics and 1 key emphasizes.

3 Spokes

A good way to help explain cycles, when you need to write a good amount.

4 Spokes

Reminds me of that classic table game Simon.

5 Spokes

This is a popular for life cycles at the high school level.

6 Spokes

Many teachers are comfortable using this organizer with their weekly routines.

7 Spokes

A good way to chart out a weekly routine schedule.

8 Spokes

Each entry point is equally sized out for you.

The Doughnut

This provides with the flexibility to add any event or concept pattern that you would like.

How to Organize Large Chunks of Data

A pre-number learning concept that helps children in identifying objects is the concept of classification. The interesting thing about classifying is that it can be done with or without the involvement of the numbers. It is not only a mathematical concept. For example, separating objects into a distinct group, such as the same color t-shirts, and same color balls.

Before children move forward, they need to learn how to sort and classify the objects before they come across problems like these. Classifying and sorting is the act of placing things that are the same or similar in a category. Grouping them requires them having some specific traits and attributes. For example, animals can be grouped or classified based on their nature or type.

You can have your kids classify anything including from toy cars, balls, toy animals, leaves and books to plates and spoons. You can expose your children to a variety of opportunities to let them classify the objects. Grouping can also be done on the basis of the same color, big/small and long/short.