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3. Analyze and Relate Evidence
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Grapic Organizers

Organizer Characteristics
Agree Disagree Chart

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  • Helps students to organize data to support a position for or against an idea.
  • Emphasizes point of view and assists with the analysis of bias.
The Grid

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  • Helps students to organize a story or a project
  • Helps students to track events in a story or novel.
The Fish Bone

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  • Helps students explore cause and effect
  • Helps students see and explain elements leading to a result
The Target

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  • Students list events or ideas related to a concept e.g. “The Holocaust” and using a criteria such as “most significant lesson”, circle or highlight the events which meet the criteria.
  • This strategy is similar to “rank ordering” in that students compare and contrast ideas asked on a given criterion.
The Ranking Ladder

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  • Students list ideas or activites and rank order them by applying a criterion, such as preference, frequencies, overall benefit.
  • Provides “think time’ for students to generate ideas about a topic.
  • Provides practice with analysis, comparison and contrast.
The Mind Map

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  • Shows the relationship among ideas.
  • Review prior knowledge of an idea
Sequence Chart

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  • Helps students order a set of actions, chronologically.
  • Breaks down a complex sequence.
  • In planning and organizing work, provides a sequence of steps to follow.
  • Initially, needs to be done in partnership with the teacher.
The Venn Diagram

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  • Students list ideas and categorize them into common groupings.
  • This tool helps students to organize ideas by designated attributes.
  • Students see similarities within and among topics.
The Web

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  • Students put ideas on paper and represent the connections between and among ideas using lines and circles.
  • Students see categories or clusters of ideas.
  • Webs help to generate creativity and new ideas.
  • The web can set limits to what should be addressed within the topic.
  • Frames are generally set in advance, and webs evolve as the students brainstorm ideas.
Diagramming

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  • Activates prior knowledge.
  • Provides a focus.
  • Summarizes information.
  • Indicates where more detail is needed.

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