Teaching and Assessing Reading Comprehension through the Use of Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers A graphic organizer is a diagram that represents a relationship directed by a
thinking-skill verb. The verb “sequence” calls for a diagram of a series of boxes connected by arrows that shows the “event” of one box leading to the “event” of another box. The sequence could be the events in the story. The verb “compare” could be supported by a diagram with two side-by-side boxes. The characteristics of one thing would be listed in one box and the characteristics of the other thing would be listed in the second box. There are many types graphic organizers that could be used to help the student organize information to make a comparison.