Graphic Organizers
By John Rickey All Rights Reserved 2007

Lots of Free Graphic Organizers for Primary Teachers. These Graphic Organizers are great for teaching free lessons to elementary children.

Page Index:  All About Me    Better Answers    Book (Make own)   Captions   Comparison Writing   Connections   Descriptive Writing    Editing    Explanation    Inferencing Writing   Instruction Writing   Letter Writing  Likes/Dislikes   List Writing    Likes Dislikes    Media Writing   NonFiction   Paragraph Writing    Picture with Lines Writing   Persuasive Writing,    Procedure Writing,   Recount    Retell    Sequencing Words     Slideshow    Step Writing    Story Film Organizer    Story Organizer   Story Writing,   Story Retell   Timeline Organizer     Venn Diagram    Voice

 

Story Writing: Beginning, Middle, End

Student is given the middle of the story and draws and picture for the beginning and end and then fills in the writing underneath the picture. There is Shared Reading with the Graphic and a Picture.
Graphic Organizer is best copied and enlarged to 11x17 inch sheet.

 

Student Graphic Organizer

Teacher's Lesson 

Blank Graphic
Danger Graphic Lesson Picture
Shared Reading
Balloon Escape Graphic Lesson Picture
Shared Reading
In a Box Graphic Lesson Picture
Shared Reading
Three Bears Graphic  Lesson Picture 
Shared Reading
Duck Attack Graphic  Lesson Picture
Shared Reading
Dog Graphic Lesson Picture
Shared Reading
Student's Recount Checklist

 

 

Persuasive Writing Graphic Organizer

Student is given a point of view to present persuasive writing. The graphic organizer focuses the student to come up with a beginning and an ending sentence which hooks the reader. A second graphic organizer prompts students to give reasons for their opinion. Worksheets for Making Connections  from Experiences  below.

 

  Persuasive Graphic Organizer

Opinion Graphic Organizer

Play an Opinion Writing Game.

Making Connections Worksheets

Student Checklist for Persuasive Writing

 

 

Story Organizer

Student is given story prompts to sequentially write a story.

 

Story Prompt: What if?-Then-But-So-Then Graphic Organizer

 

 



Instructional Writing Graphic Organizer

Student are given writing prompts to sequentially write instructions with pictures.

Instructions Writing Graphic Organizer: small lines

Instructions Writing Graphic Organizer: large lines

Instructions Writing Graphic Organizer: then

Instructions Writing Graphic Organizer: then - large lines

Student Procedure Checklist

Procedure All Organizer Basic

Procedure Steps with Picture Basic

Procedure Checklist (large)

Checklist (Small)

*Get 20 Free Worksheets for your class to practice writing instructions to draw Aliens from the Planet Oobeegoobee.

 

 

Timeline Graphic Organizer

Student are given Timeline with Picture, Title and writing section. They can join sheets to make a longer timeline.

Timeline Graphic Organizer Join Sheets

Example: All About Me Timeline made with two of these Graphic Organizers (11" x17") taped together. (Video)

 

 

 

Paragraph Graphic Organizer

Start with a Topic like, "Write about your dog." Students put each sentence on a line, then goes back and checkmark sentences which are similar eg. checkmark all sentences that talk about what your dog looks like. Student then rewrites their writing and puts the checkmark sentences (sentences that talk about what their dog looks like) into a paragraph.
Or use a Graphic Organizer to summarize the main idea of a paragraph.

Paragraph Graphic Organizer

Paragraph Main Idea Organizer



 

 

Picture Frame/Lines  Organizer

Give your students and picture frame to draw a picture with their writing. You can choose from different sized lines.                   

Picture Frame/Lines Graphic Organizer(13 lines)
Picture Frame/Lines Graphic Organizer(14 lines)
Picture Frame/Lines Graphic Organizer(17 lines)
Picture Frame/Lines Graphic Organizer(8 lines)
Picture Frame/Lines Graphic Organizer(5 lines)
Picture Frame/Lines Graphic Organizer(3 lines)

 

 

Letter Writing Graphic  Organizer

Give your students a frame work to write a letter. You can choose from basic to simple.   

Letter Writing Graphic Organizer (basic)

Letter Writing Graphic Organizer (simple)

Student's Letter Checklist

Valentine Greetings. Adding Voice and details with a student checklist.

Punctuation/Worksheets

Play a game to teach letter writing and get letter
worksheets for your class.

 

Procedure  Organizer

Organize a Procedure with a Title, Goal, Materials and Steps.

Procedure
Graphic Organizer


Procedure All Organizer Basic

Procedure Steps with Picture Basic

Procedure Checklist (large)

Checklist (Small)

Instructions Writing Graphic Organizer: small lines

Instructions Writing Graphic Organizer: large lines

Instructions Writing Graphic Organizer: then

Instructions Writing Graphic Organizer: then - large lines

Student Procedure Checklist

Punctuation/Corrections Worksheets

*Get 20 Free Worksheets for your class to practice writing instructions to draw Aliens from the Planet Oobeegoobee.


 

 

 

Explanation  Organizer

Organize an Explanation to a Question.


Explanation Organizer Basic

Explanation Organizer Easy (Word Prompts)

Question/Answer (Question Prompts)

 

 

 

 

Comparison  Organizer

Compare two things (Characters, objects etc.) showing differences and similarities.


Comparison Organizer

 

 

Story Film Sequencing Organizer

Write a story by sequencing your pictures in order. Put a 2 slits in cardboard and pull them through.


Story Film Organizer (Two films)

Story Film Organizer (One large film)

Make a Slideshow

 

 

 



Story Retell or Recount Graphic Organizer 

Retell a story by dragging shapes over the text and then using the shapes to remind you of the story retell. Lots of Recount Graphic Organizers.


Recount Graphic Organizer for Pictures

Recount Graphic Organizer for Writing

Story Retell Organizer

Student's Recount Checklist

Recount Organizer Keyword

Recount Organizer Basic

Recount Punctuatuion Worksheets

Improving Details:  Skating, Going to School, Zoo Trip

*Get a Free Online Game to practice identifying the elements of a story. 

*Get a Free Online Game to Practice Recounts.

 

 

List Graphic Organizer

Write a list with a graphic organizer.

Basic List Organizer

Basic List Organizer: longer lines

Basic List Organizer with Number Tracing

Basic List Organizer with Number Tracing: longer lines

*Get the Shared Reading Song: The Shopping List

Likes and Dislikes

*List (Rules) Writing Checklist for students

*Editing Tags Boy

*Editing Tags Girl

Caption List 

Caption List Smaller Lines 

Caption List with Numbers

Student Procedure Checklist

 

 

 

 

Features of NonFiction Graphic Organizers

All the Graphic Organizers for your class to make their own NonFiction Book.

 

Title Page

Table of Contents

Pages for Book

Captions

Index

Glossary

Labeling Practice  Horse (No Label)

Labeling Practice Horse with label

Labeling Practice Dinosaur No label

Caption Pracice    Smaller Lines    Lines with Numbers

 


Descriptive Writing Graphic Organizers

All the Graphic Organizers for your class to make their own 3D Popout Graphic Organizer. Great for developing Voice in writing.

 

Get your Descriptive Writing 3D Popout Graphic Organizers

 

Inferencing Writing Graphic Organizers

Organize text clues and schema clues as you answer a question about reading material.

 

 

 

 

Get your Inferencing Writing Graphic Organizer

Checklist for Inferencing

Read a story to apply Inferencing

INFERENCING WORKSHEETS/STORIES

 



All About Me Organizers

Make an All About Me Book or an All About My School Book. These books can be customized for Individual Students or an General Book for the class.

 

 

 

 

Make an All About Me (Customized or General)

Make an All About My School Book

 



Better Answers Organizers

One of the ways to help kids write well to written tests is to help them understand the question. A first step to understanding the question is to learn to restate the question, using key words from the question in the answer.

Better Answers

 

Play "The Better Answer Game"

 

Worksheets Organizer : Easy Sheets uses dotted letters to help kids find key words.

Sheet 1, Sheet 2, Sheet 3, Sheet 4(easy),Sheet 5(easy),Sheet 6(easy),Sheet 7(easy) Sheet 8 (very easy), Sheet 9 (very easy), Sheet 10(very easy), Sheet 11(very easy)

 

 

Sequencing Words Organizers

Cut out words and put them in the proper order for the Poem, " Blue, blue What is blue? ....." Go through all the colors with a different worksheet. Then have students write their own poem. This also comes with a game where kids can drag the words around themselves and hear the words as they click them.

Word Sequencing

 

Play "The Word Pattern Game"

 

Cutout Words for students to sequence for each of the colour words.

Blank, Colour Black Cutouts, Colour Blue Cutouts, Colour Red Cutouts, Colour Yellow Cutouts, Colour Green Cutouts , Colour Brown Cutouts , Colour Orange Cutouts , Colour White Cutouts , Colour Pink Cutouts

Thinking Questions:

Critical Literacy 1, Critical Literacy 2

Other:

Fill in Blanks , New Keywords , Fill in Word Shape Box , New Cutout Words

 

Media Slide Show

Make a Media Slide Show. Make a TV set and pull the the a filmstrip through. Great for writing a Story or a Recount and turning it into a Media Presentation. Comes with all the templates for a Primary Student to cut out.

 

 

Make a Media Slide Show

 

Make a Real Looking Book

Make a real looking book: no glue, no staples and no tape. Just scissors and paper. It's a great way to get kids writing when they can showcase their work by making a real looking book.

writing

 

 

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  See how to Make the Book:

 

 

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