Graphic Organizers: Power Tools for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

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This article explains what graphic organizers are, for whom they are intended, how they work, and how they can used to improve reading and writing comprehension as well as for content learning.
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Ellis, E.S.
Howard, P. W.
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University of Alabama
Learning disabilities, Graphic organizers, Instructional methods
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Teaching Strategy
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Professional Developers, Teachers, Curriculum Developers
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Authors' summary: Graphic organizers (GOs) are visual devices that employ lines, circles, and boxes to organize information. These images serve as visual cues designed to facilitate communication and/or understanding of information. There is ample research that documents improvements in reading comprehension, process writing skills, thinking skills, and learning of content-area material when graphic organizers are used.

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