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of the Writing Process

~A Universal Process for Any Writing Task ~


Specific Graphic Organizer Links
This collection of links allows you to
select a specific graphic organizer
to suit your specific needs.

Many are ready to print and use! 

Explanation of Use I "Print and Use" I Examples in Use

Explanation of Use of Graphic Organizers with Examples

Chain of Events
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tchain.htm
Clustering - webbing/brainstorming
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tcluster.htm
Compare/Contrast - chart
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tcomp.htm
Concept Mapping
http://www.uwp.edu/academic/biology/100/concept.mapping.faq.html
Continuum - timeline, from one extreme to another
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tcont.htm
Cycle - organization of events in a circle

http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tcycle.htm


Family Tree
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tfamtree.htm
Fishbone - result, cause and detail
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tfish.htm
Graphic Organizers - Examples of spider maps, series of events chain, continuum, compare/contrast matrix, problem/solution outline, network tree, human interaction outline, fishbone map and cycle.
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/learning/lr2grap.htm
Graphic Organizers as Thinking Technology - Why graphic organizers?  This article in From Now On: The Educational Technology Journal answers this question as well as providing some examples of graphic organizers.
http://www.fno.org/oct97/picture.html
Interaction Outline - relation between people, actions and reactions
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tinter.htm
Mind Mapping FAQ - What is a mind map and what can you do with a mind map are just two of the questions answered in this FAQ.
http://world.std.com/~emagic/mindmap.html
Problem/Solution - multiple solutions and possible results
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tprobsol.htm
Short Story Analysis Outline Form - for completion before writing a short story
http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/ssanalysis.html
Spider Map - topic, main idea and detail
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tspider.htm
Storyboard - illustration of sequence of events
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tboard.htm
Venn Diagram - compare and contrast similarities and differences
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tvenn.htm
Top Ten Ways to Use Venn Diagrams
http://www.venndiagram.com/toptenvenn.html

 

"Print and Use" Graphic Organizers

5 Steps to a Successful Story - building up through the writing process in pyramid form - requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go1-7.pdf
5 Ws - answer who, what, when, where and why - requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go1-4.pdf
Character Map - link character with trait and event
http://www.smcps.k12.md.us/mbms/writing/traits.html
Clarifying Facts and Opinions - classify fact and opinion into a chart
- requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go1-5a.pdf
Decision Making Model - problem, goal, alternative, pros and cons,
decision and reason
http://www.smcps.k12.md.us/mbms/writing/decision.html
Expressing an Opinion - facts rewritten with opinion - requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go1-5b.pdf
Fiction Writer's Character Chart - fill in character traits, physical appearance, favorite things, habits, background, family, attitude, personality, traits, self-perception and goals for your character (s).
http://www1.minn.net:80/~schubert/Playchar.html
Getting into Print - Analysis of a news story: What is it about?  Where did the writer find information? Where did the writer get the idea?  How did the story get from the writer's head into the final form -   requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go2-2.pdf
Getting Ready to Write - 5 Ws, organization and lead - requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go1-8.pdf
Get to the Point - most important to least important details in reverse pyramid form - requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go2-5.pdf
Identifying Fact and Opintion - requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go1-5c.pdf
Main Idea Outline - Includes main idea, major themes, supporting details, statistics,
expert authority and drawing conclusions
, requires Adobe
http://www.nwrel.org/eval/reading/activities/MainIdeaOutline.PDF
Main Idea Pyramid 
http://www.smcps.k12.md.us/mbms/writing/pyramid.html
Newspaper Section Inspection - location, look, content and style - requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go1-1.pdf
Question/Answer Chart - write question on line then fill in the box with the answer(s)
http://www.smcps.k12.md.us/mbms/writing/qa.html
Stories with Attitude - continuum of types of articles: news stories, feature stories, analysis stories, editorials and columns - requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go4-1.pdf
Story Map - title, setting, characters, problems, events and solutions
http://www.smcps.k12.md.us/mbms/writing/storymap.html
Venn Diagram - compare and contrast similarities and differences
http://www.smcps.k12.md.us/mbms/writing/vennd.html
Web Search - search engine suggestions and room for interesting links - requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go3-2.pdf
What's the Story - fill in headlines - requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go2-1.pdf
What They Do - Skills They Need - job title, description and skills needed
- requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go1-2.pdf
Where to Look - What do I already know?  What do I need to know?  Where can I find information? - requires Adobe
http://198.234.74.235/go/go3-1.pdf

Examples of Graphic Organizers in Use

Grids Organize Thinking for Decision-Making and Choices - Examples of different grids for different topics that encourage comparison and contrast
http://www.fno.org/oct97/grids.html#anchor652474
KWHL Technique - What we know, what we want to know, what we learned and how we can learn more are answered through this chart.
http://www.ncrel.org/skrs/areas/issues/students/learning/lr1kwlh.htm
Sequence Chain - sequence of events in graphic form
http://www.smcps.k12.md.us/mbms/writing/sequence.html


    

 

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