Important Note: The texts in this document are examples that LEAs and schools may use during classroom instruction. However, it is the final decision of the LEA to determine which texts are approved and used.
English Language Arts and Mathematics Graphic Organizers
Located below are samples of content specific graphic organizers. These visual representations assist the student in organizing abstract “big picture” information that is new, overwhelming or misunderstood in the new standards. Research supports the utilization of graphic organizers as a contributing factor in improving student performance. The examples are to model varied organizers and their use in provoking student engagement, organization, and understanding, thus equipping the teacher with the knowledge to develop and use such tools effectively with the new standards. Important Note: The current Standard Course of Study will continue to be taught and tested during the 2011-12 school year. New standards and assessments are to be implemented for the first time beginning with the 2012-13 school year. These Graphic Organizers are in draft form and are undergoing review for feedback. Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.