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Explanation of Tool

    • Create or select a graphic organizer and come up with a title or focusing question that will help students understand what they are expected to learn.
    • Prepare students for the learning to come by walking them through the organizer.
    • Present the content one chunk at a time and help students know where to record key informtation.
    • Have the students summarize what they learned using their completed organizers as a guide.

    Show the students how the information they are about to learn is structured. Prior to the lesson.

    Organize the information the acquire.  Throughout the lesson.

    Summarize key points.  After the lesson.