Graphic Organizers


By organizing the concepts into various illustrations, it is possible to get a better understanding of how events are connected.

Sometimes they describe a cause-effect relationship. Other times, they depict a sequence of events. In many instances, it is hard to find a beginning so they form a cycle. Finally, in many of the chapters, the relationship describes an outline with some things nested in others.

The following displays are used to graphically relate concepts to each other:

Spider Web: Main conceptarea in the middle with attributes circling around

Cause-Effect or Problem-Solution: Two areas arranged left-right or top-bottom

Fishbone: A single concept with other concepts following, each with their own attributes

Cycles: A series of concept areas arranged in a circle with the beginning and end connected

Hierarchy: A series of nested concepts, each indented within previous concepts

 

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