Using Graphic Organizers to Increase Learning: A Step by Step Guide, Second Edition offers teachers of all grade levels and content areas a collection of 24 ready-to-use graphic organizers to help students organize their thinking, process content, and work cooperatively. In the bookAEs first section, each graphic organizer is featured in its own chapter, providing:A lesson for introducing the organizer to studentsIdeas for using the organizer in different subject areas and grade levelsTips for using the organizer to maximize student learningThe second section provides strategies for using graphic organizers with cooperative learning groups, exploration of the role of graphic organizers in developing thinking processes, and suggestions for using them as assessment tools. This revised edition has been updated with current research, several new graphic organizers, a streamlined format, and an expanded collection of examples.
James Bellanca is a life-long advocate for the principles and practices created by Reuven Feuerstein. As a Senior Fellow for the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, he created and edits the innovative P21Blogazine. He is the editor of a series of 21st Century Deeper Learning collections, has authored more than a dozen how-to books aimed to infuse critical and creative thinking across the curriculum and is President of the Illinois Consortium for 21st Century Schools.
Preface About the Author 1. KWL 2. Web 3. Sequence Chart 4. Starburst 5. Gathering Grid 6. 5+1 Newspaper 7. Jigsaw 8. Ranking Ladder 9. Scale 10. PMI 11. Venn Diagram 12. Spider Map 13. Classification Grid 14. Agree-Disagree Chart 15. Prediction Tree 16. Decision Maker's Flow Chart 17. Concept Map 18. Fishbone Analyzer 19. Problem-Solving Chart 20. Two-Way Thinking Tower 21. Classification Flow Chart 22. Right Angle 23. Inference Funnel 24. What?s the Big Idea? 25. Invent Your Own Graphic Organizer 26. Graphic Organizers: Tools for Lifelong Thinking and Learning 27. Skillful Thinking Is Not an Accident 28. Promoting Students' Thinking About Their Thinking 29. Developing the Quality of Student Thinking 30. Using Graphic Organizers With Learning Groups 31. The Multiple Uses of Graphic Organizers in Assessment 32. No Child Left Behind and Research Appendix: Electronic Resources Bibliography