Graphic organizers have been a staple of teachers’ tool kits for at least as long as I’ve been a student or teacher. I remember using them for all kinds of assignments beginning as early as elementary school and continuing all the way through high school. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Education Place offers thirty-eight free printable graphic organizers for your classroom use. Included in the roster of graphic organizers are templates for word webs, KWL charts, flow charts, story maps, and idea wheels.
Applications for Education
While I’d prefer to see students using online graphic organizer tools like WiseMapping to chart, outline, and edit their ideas, I also realize that not every classroom is equipped to do that. In those cases printable graphic organizers from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Education Place can be useful for recording ideas and information in an organized manner.