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Advance Graphic Organizer


Advance graphic organizers link prior knowledge to upcoming learning to help students anticipate and understand the structure of new information. Using advance graphic organizers, such as Know/Want-to-Know/Learned (KWL), can help students learn content and skills more deeply by connecting their Working and Long-term Memories.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch as a teacher explains how she uses KWL to help her students learn about the state they live in.

  • Starting a new book by connecting it with prior knowledge helps learners activate their Background Knowledge. Teachers can provide visuals for students to organize their knowledge to see how their current learning fits in and to predict and notice patterns in the knowledge learned.
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    See how Mindomo allows learners to create three free visual organizers.

  • Developers can provide tools that allow students to make their own graphic organizers. By creating a visual tool, learners consider patterns and connections even more deeply as they apply their Background Knowledge and practice their Verbal Reasoning.
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