Graphic Organizers are extremely helpful tools for brainstorming and pre-writing. Please to check out some of my favorites and to download them if you like.
Cluster:Word Web 1 This can be used for a 5 paragraph essay. K-12
5Ws This graphic organizer is perfect when when writing a short story or newsarticle. This is a good graphic organizer for elementary school students.
1paragraphsandwich This graphic organizer is perfect for K-3 one paragraph essays. It is a fun and visual way for students to see and remember the structure of a one paragraph essay.
persuasion This graphic organizer is especially useful for writing persuasive essays. It is geared for elementary school students.
venndiagram Venn Diagrams are very useful for essays that involve comparing and contrasting too items (characters, places, etc).
Graphic Organizers are provided by http://www.eduplace.com