Free Graphic Organizers for Studying and Analyzing



Introduction

In my opinion, the free graphic organizers that I've been finding recently on the Internet are limited in variety and quality.

If you are a regular visitor to Daily Teaching Tools, you may have noticed that two of the last three pages I've added to this site along with this new page, have been devoted entirely to graphic organizers.

This hasn't been a coincidence.

I'm trying my best to offer you quality graphic organizers WITHOUT draining your wallet.

The free ones I'm offering on this page focus entirely on studying and analyzing. Along with the other free graphic organizers I've posted here on Daily Teaching Tools, there are now 55 available altogether.

Although I will continue to offer more and more free tools for you to use in your classroom, this will be the last page devoted entirely to graphic organizers in the foreseeable future.

I have a pile of resources available in my files that I've accumulated over 33 years of teaching that I would LOVE to make available to you.

And, once I've completed this page, that's exactly what I intend to do.

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Analysis Webs
Author Study Maps
Icebreakers
KWL Charts
Main Idea and Details Organizers
Note Taking Charts
Reading Strategies Webs
Think Pair Share Organizers
Timeline Charts
Vocabulary Webs
Customizable Graphic Organizers
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Conclusion

Analysis Webs

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The following graphic organizers are designed to reinforce and extend study and analysis skills that will help kids to be more successful in your class.

In this particular section, there is an emphasis on comparing and contrasting, making and analyzing observations, acquiring a thorough understanding of concepts, and extending and refining ideas.

Although the screenshots you will see here have been reduced in size and in clarity, I think you'll be able to see the main headers, subheaders, and the overall design fairly well.

For the purpose of making this page a little shorter, I am presenting all the graphic organizers with the landscape layout in the form of short slideshows.

However, the organizers that were done in portrait style will have to be presented individually, as they get greatly reduced in size when placed in a slideshow.

Let's begin with the ones done in portrait style.



Here is a brief slideshow of the ones done in landscape style.

If you hover your mouse pointer over the images, you will be able to control the speed of the playback.



Author Study Maps

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The two organizers in this section would be suitable for use with authors of all genres of literature.

If you're considering doing an author study with your kids, you may find the information presented on this page to be useful.



Icebreakers

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Although these organizers are specifically designed to be used at the beginning of a new school year, I would suspect that they could also be modified and used as an end of the year activity.



KWL Charts

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The first one in this section is the standard chart that we are all familiar with. I just put my own design spin on it.

The last three are seen less frequently, but they do offer an additional dimension.



Main Idea and Details Organizers

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Except for the number of spokes, these main idea ovals are identical. I resisted the urge to call them wheels for obvious reasons.



Note Taking Charts

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These charts would be appropriate for taking notes on research projects as well as taking notes in class.



The Cornell note takers that appear below are particularly effective for kinesthetic and visual learners. They offer a simple way to mentally dialogue with the teacher.

The section on the right is for the actual class notes, and the section on the left is for occasional summarization.

Promoters of this note taking system insist that it helps students to focus more completely on the lesson.



Reading Strategies Webs

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These webs are designed to promote critical reading skills appropriate for use before, during, and after the reading takes place.



Think Pair Share Organizers

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This is a great way to encourage the exchange of ideas between study buddies that can then be shared with the rest of the class. Everyone in class eventually has a turn to participate and contribute.

There are two versions:



Timeline Charts

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These charts would be appropriate for anything that needs to be plotted on a timeline. The second one offers more room for elaboration, however.



Vocabulary Webs

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These webs encourage the acquisition and analysis of vocabulary. Four styles are included here.



Customizable Graphic Organizers

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These organizers are customizable--you may type in the headers, subheaders, directions, and instructional material that best suit your needs.

I've included these because sometimes predesigned forms are not entirely appropriate for the task at hand.

This way, if you have a particular book title or a particular main topic that you want to appear in the organizer, you can go right ahead and type it in.

Each customizable organizer displays areas shaded in blue--these are the areas that you may type what you wish.

Additionally, when the mouse pointer passes each of these shaded areas, a tool tip will pop up briefly as you see in the yellow box here:



The customizable organizer shown above, along with the six more shown below, are included in this collection:



If these graphic organizers are fairly well received, I would be happy to design more of them in the near future.

Let me know what you think.

Free Download

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The following 10 graphic organizers for studying and analyzing (reduced in size here to fit the slideshow) are available for immediate download.



You may download them completely free of charge here.

If you would like these 10 organizers PLUS the other 40 presented on this page, you may want to download the 50 STUDYizers collection. free graphic organizers
This collection includes ALL 50 PDF graphic organizers for studying and analyzing as seen above on this page. Whether you use Windows or Mac, these PDF organizers are ready to print!

Conclusion

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free graphic organizers
I would imagine that most of the graphic organizers presented on this page would be suitable for any grade level.
free graphic organizers
I am acutely aware of the fact that many more types of graphic organizers for studying and analyzing could be designed and created. free graphic organizers

Tell me what you need.
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Finally, as I mentioned in the introduction above, this is the fourth and final offering in my "izers" series. If you haven't had a chance to see the other three, they are located here:

  • 50 READERizers--A Collection of Graphic Organizers for Teaching Literature and Reading
  • 50 RECOGNizers--A Collection of Award Certificates Recognizing Student Achievement
  • 50 WRITERizers--A Collection of Graphic Organizers for Teaching Writing
Best wishes as always to you and your kids! free graphic organizers


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