High School
English Language Arts

Using Graphic Organizers for High School Essay Writing

Perhaps like me, you have frequently encountered students who struggle to organize their thoughts and ideas about their work. Often these students will present work that is unstructured and lacking in cohesion. These students, however, benefit greatly from the use of graphic organizers to show the relationships between their ideas and to provide a structure to their work.
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Using Graphic Organizers for High School Essay Writing
  • Shelley Okposin says:
    This video demonstrates the use of a graphic organizer known as the Frayer Model. It's an excellent tool for teaching new vocabulary regardless of the students' age.
  • Shelley Okposin says:
    This clip shares a few tips on graphic organizers that can be used in an English class to enable students to view a topic or issue from a number of perspectives or to deconstruct ideas and concepts from a studied text.
  • Shelley Okposin says:
    Bubbl.us is an easy-to-use online tool designed to assist students with brainstorming and creating mindmaps. I have encouraged students to use it to plan the structure of their essays, including their point, evidence and their explanation. I have found that visual learners and students who struggle with motivation find it particularly engaging and helpful.
  • teachhub.com
    teachhub.com

    Use Graphic Organizers for Effective Learning

    5 minute read
    Shelley Okposin says:
    This article and clip discusses the the link between visualization through graphic organizers and comprehension of new material. It emphasizes the importance of providing a systematic backdrop on which students can arrange their ideas.
  • GOs.pdf
    GOs.pdf

    Using Graphic Organizers to Make Sense of the Curriculum

    10 minute read
    Shelley Okposin says:
    Graphic organizers are a great communication device that help focus a student's thoughts and ideas. This site looks at the three reasons why students should use graphic organizers, and the impact they can have on students' learning. It also addresses some of the common questions teachers ask about using graphic organizers with their students. It also provides a reference list of research that has been conducted into the use of graphic organizers and their impact on students' learning.