Here you will find, what I think, are quality organizers
WITHOUT monthly or annual fees.
I dug into my own archives that I've accumulated over my
33 year career in search of organizers that focus on writing. Although I found quite a few, I felt that my
collection could be more complete.
With that in mind, I searched thoroughly for graphic
organizer ideas wherever I could find them.
Although many of the organizers I found were specifically for reading, I
adapted and redesigned them to better suit teachers of writing.
The result is what you will see on this page--a collection of 50 graphic organizers designed specifically for teaching writing.
And, if you like these, I’ve got a strong feeling that you’ll also like 50 More WRITERizers—the newer sibling of this collection.
The following graphic organizers are designed to focus
kids' attention on what to write and how to present it.
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.
All of the charts in this section are designed to be suitable for any writing project that requires sequencing--steps in a process, events in chronological order, and chains of cause and effect relationships.
The first two of the following maps are designed
specifically for persuasive essays.
Although the third is labeled as an expository map, it could just as
easily be used for persuasion.
The rest of the maps in this section could be used for ANY type of essay.
Except for the number of spokes, these concept wheels are
I have included a box to the right of each wheel for students to make additional notes or to follow your specific instructions for completion.
Although these graphic organizers are designed specifically for journalism students, they would also be appropriate for other types of expository writing.
Here are just a few organizers for poetry. I am planning MUCH MORE for poetry that I
hope to have up very shortly.
Come around and check this site out from time to time to see what's been added.
These writing webs didn't seem to fit clearly into any of the above categories, so I have included them here.
These organizers are customizable--you may type in the
headers, subheaders, directions, and instructional material that best suit your
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:
Here are the 17 customizable graphic organizers. The original completed organizer appears on
the left side of each slide, and its customizable version appears on the right.
The organizers on the last 5 slides have been rotated 90 degrees to fit into the slide show.
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.
The following 10 graphic organizers for teaching writing (reduced in size here to fit the slideshow) are available for immediate download.