Graphical Organizers

Graphical organizers that can be used for many different types of information


Venn Diagrams

  1. Copy the appropriate diagram (2 or 3 circles) except for all of the writing.
  2. Label the circles and then fill in with the similarities or differences.

Cycle

  1. Copy down the cycle without the numbers. Write down the concept or name of the sequence in the middle of the cycle.
  2. On a separate sheet of paper, write down all of the steps in the sequence.
  3. Narrow down the steps to four.
  4. Outside of each box, write what happens in that step.
  5. Inside the box, make a quick sketch that represents the step.

Ring of Truth

  1. In the inner circle, write the term or concept being reviewed.
  2. List specific facts, ideas and information about the term or concept in the outer circle.
  3. In the outer area, write down common wrong or incorrect ideas or information that the Person on the Street (POTS) might have about the term or concept.
  4. Underneath the ring of truth, use at least 2 paragraphs to explain why the wrong ideas are incorrect and why people might have these misconceptions.

Comparison Grid

Which is the best food?
Pizza Hamburger Chicken
How much does it cost?
How healthy is it?
How easy is it to make?
  1. Make a table like the one above, with one column for each item that you are going to compare and one row for each characteristic that you are going to compare the items.
  2. Fill in the items on the top and the questions on the left.
  3. Fill in the chart by answering the question on the left for the item on the top.

Anticipation Guide

Before Statement After
Agree Disagree Agree Disagree

Comparison Notes

Main Idea / Summary

Get Ready to Experiment

Question to Answer:
Hypothesis:
Tools and Supplies Needed:
What is Controlled:
What will Vary:
Steps to Follow:
How Will I Show the Results?
Question to Answer:
Hypothesis:
Tools and Supplies Needed:
What is Controlled:
What will Vary:
Steps to Follow:
How Will I Show the Results?