Use these pyramid shaped template to move from specific roots to wider effects or relationships.

Whether you are establishing cause and effect, crafting an argument, or trying to reach a decision, you can list your data from general to specific, or from specific to general, with these pyramid shaped graphic organizers. Write a question or goal at the top, then slowly expand your ideas and data until you find an answer or create a plan. Many of the sheets below have been subdivided, so you're sure to find one that works for you!

Journalism students are taught to use an inverted pyramid when building their stories, and you can, too! Don't feel constrained to use these templates right side up.

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Printable Pyramid Graphic Organizers

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3 Level Pyramid

Three separate sections allow you to chart relationships by moving from general to specific, or vice-versa.

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3 Level Split Pyramid

Similar to the above, but each of the two lower sections is divided in half, for five spaces in all.

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4 Level Pyramid

Four separate sections allow you to chart relationships by moving from general to specific, or vice-versa.

4 Level Split Pyramid

Similar to the above, but each of the three lower sections is divided in half, for seven spaces in all.

5 Level Pyramid

Five separate sections allow you to chart relationships by moving from general to specific, or vice-versa.

5 Level Split Pyramid

Similar to the above, but each of the four lower sections is divided in half, for nine spaces in all.

Double Split Pyramid

This template is divided both horizontally and vertically to create three separate spaces.

Open Pyramid

This blank template has no divisions, allowing you to create your own if and as needed to suit your style.

Split Pyramid

A single horizontal division creates two separate spaces within this blank pyramid.