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ERIC Number: ED300787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Promoting Active Thinking and Comprehension through the Use of Graphic Organizers.
Brown, June; And Others
Graphic organizers (also referred to as structured overviews, mapping, webbing, or pyramiding) are visual aids which depict the relationships among concepts in a text and which reflect the organization of the text. Five patterns of graphic organizers--cause/effect, comparison/contrast, time/order, simple listing, and problem solving--reflect the organizational patterns typically used by writers. Graphic organizers can help improve a student's comprehension in several ways. They require students to use prior knowledge to think about and depict the relationships among concepts and organization of the text. Graphic organizers can also be used as diagnostic and instructional tools, and as prereading or postreading activities. Graphic organizers are effective with both narrative and expository textbooks, and serve as an alternative to traditional outlining. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A