Language Arts is a vital component of any school day. Students work on reading comprehension, summarizing, writing narratives and so many other topics. Often times, students need graphic organizers to help systematize their thoughts. Luckily, there are many free printables on the Internet. Here are some sites that feature free printable graphic organizers for language arts.
Find about forty different graphic organizers on this site! They include spider maps, an idea wheel, story maps, word webs, a fact and opinion chart and many more. These charts will help students structure their writing, brainstorm, plan, research and look deeper into the text. There are also comparison charts like venn diagrams and compare and contrast organizers. All of these graphic organizers are in PDF form.
This site features many creative graphic organizers. Many are good for kids just learning how to write paragraphs For instance, there are “hamburger writing” sheets that feature a main idea as the bun, three details as the tomatoes, lettuce and meat, and closing sentence as the bottom bun. These hamburger-writing organizers help students write a standard five-sentence paragraph. There are similar paragraph organizers in the shape of a flower, robot and ice cream cone. In addition, there are two different story maps, several t-charts and concept wheels. Finally, there are several KWL charts: what you know, what you want to know and what you’ve learned. These printable documents are all in PDF form.
There are many unique graphic organizers on this site. Many of them are good for older students. Included is a character map for helping record details of a character in a short story or novel. There is also a clustering chart, compare and contrast page and concept map. The fishbone printable is good for doing cause and effect. A timeline could help out with historical fiction literature. For reading expository material, there is a survey, question, read, recite and review sheet. There are even graphic organizers to help with web reading and research. All of these graphic organizers are viewable in HTML, PDF and Word. The word documents can be opened up using Microsoft word.
The majority of these graphic organizers are to help with reading comprehension. There is an organizational outline, idea web, venn diagram, cause and effect and timeline. A cyclical helps kids see “events within a process” like a rain cycle. There are several free printables on character analysis, setting and plot too. One of my favorites is the “author tools” graphic organizer where students find examples of similes, metaphors, hyperbole and imagery. Finally, there are sequencing charts like story maps, story trains and a sequence of events organizer.
Use these graphic organizers to help students read for understanding and write in an organized fashion.