Some students acquire information visually and benefit from provisions to make notes in organised schemas. Students on the autism spectrum and those with cognitive or comprehension issues appreciate having information presented in a logical and less ‘text-laden’ format.
Graphic organisers are useful tools for many reasons:
There are many websites which offer graphic organisers in pdf mode. Investigation on internet websites will direct teachers to those which pertain to their own subject area.
Examples of graphic organisers include:
It is useful to remember that some students thrive on routine and structure. Such students may prefer using a similar graphic organiser for each topic studied in order to gain most benefit from the strategy.