French Reading Graphic Organizers
French graphic organizers mirror the English graphic organizers and can support all subject areas, languages, abilities, and levels of learning. Our collections for primary (grades K-2) and intermediate (grades 3-6) are arranged according to the reading strategy, comprehension skills, or learning process they best facilitate. The majority of the organizers in both collections can be adapted for use in all bilingual, dual language, or French immersion classrooms, or to support English language learners in mainstream classes.
Why Use Graphic Organizers
The human brain naturally looks for connections between old and new information. Additionally, studies have shown that the brain processes information most efficiently in chunks. Graphic organizers complement both of these processes by helping students in French bilingual, dual language, and immersion classrooms:
- Visually sort new information into familiar categories
- Analyze the relationships between old and new information
- Create a simple structure for thinking about information in new ways
- Review concepts and demonstrate understanding
French graphic organizers can be used in all phases of French language learning from brainstorming ideas to presenting research findings.
How to Use Graphic Organizers
Teacher guidance may be necessary when using graphic organizers with early readers. As readers progress, they may benefit from completing the organizers independently.