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3-2-1 ReflectionThis tool can be used to guide students in structured reflection on new content and learning, and can also be adapted and modified to meet the needs of students in a variety of situations.
Brace MapThis organizer helps show the relationship between concepts or physical objects by breaking down the whole into its smaller and more specific components for deeper analysis.
Cause and EffectThis organizer can be used to show relationships between an event and its causes and effects.
Double BubbleThis organizer can be used to compare and contrast two things or concepts, with shared qualities placed between the two items and differences placed on the sides.
Fishbone DiagramsEither of the two variations of this organizer included here can be used to identify the various root causes of a particular problem or effect. This diagram also helps students to think about possible solutions because it requires a thorough examination of the issues (and the why’s) behind the problem.
Geometric FormsThis organizer guides students in structured reflection on new content and learning and can be used to quickly assess student understanding.
LSF ChartThis organizer supports students in thinking carefully about a specific topic or concept, and can be a useful tool for students to refer to for reflection and when engaging in discussion.
T-ChartThis organizer can be used to examine two facets of an object or situation. For example: pros and cons, facts and opinions, advantages and disadvantages, strengths and weaknesses, problems and solutions, or main ideas and supporting ideas.
Tree MapThis organizer can be used to classify, categorize, and organize ideas or facts.
Sentence, Phrase, WordThis organizer supports students in reflecting on and discussing a text by having them identify key ideas and words that stood out to them.
Venn DiagramThis organizer can be used to illustrate the relationships between and among objects that share something in common, allowing students to compare and contrast various objects, ideas, and topics.