Jim Burke is a practicing English teacher and author who has written books like The English Teacher’s Companion and What’s the Big Idea? His book Tools For Thought: Graphic Organizers for Your Classroom, offers 40+ reproducibles to use in instruction. Examples include a pyramid organizer, outline notes, fill-in-the-blank bookmarks, and a Frayer model.
Each graphic organizer offers:
-an explanation of the organizer by Burke
-an example filled in handout from a student from his own classroom teaching
-a blank reproducible
Although the examples are shown for an English literature class, most organizers can be adapted for any content area or topic.
This is a great resource that supports visual learners.
Even without a specific lesson in mind, paging through the book might spark some ideas of what you could do with you students.
You can see the table of contents, download a sample, and order the book here.