Graphic organizers actually have the power and potential to enhance the learning ability of students in all age groups. Because the use of visual learning tools is becoming widespread, the introduction of graphic organizers from an early age has been pushed as a means of facilitating familiarity with these extremely effective tools as early as possible.
This is because the child is not only being required to read a bunch of words, but instead is being allowed to learn the importance or lack of importance of these words in order to attain increased clarity about them.
As children grow older, it would be wise to introduce them to a myriad of different sequencing tools that will allow him or her to separate stories into beginnings, middles and endings. This will allow students to write in such a way that they address the main questions to enhance reading and comprehension skills. Addressing the ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’, ‘when’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of a story will allow students to break the story down. Another method of breaking a story down involves five components: the introduction, the rising action, the climax, the falling action, and then the resolution to the story.
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