This is an awesome collection of things classroom teachers need handy to make their day much easier.

Teachers have one of the most impossible jobs on the planet. We need to be experts in content, manage a room full of beings that do not want to be there, and get them to be motivated to understand the content that we are experts in. That is literally the goal of an administrator, but there are a thousand other things along the way.

These printables will make you job and life much easier as you work to manage and motivate your students. Below you will find thirty different printables that do everything from help you students choose a decision to planning a full group project. Enjoy these and we hope they bring you a few moments of peace, you deserve it.

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Printable Classroom Graphic Organizers

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Decision Making Map

Have students identify decision to be made in the "Problem(s)" box. Determine the desired outcome of the decision. Have students list several possible decisions to solve the problem and then briefly note the positive and negative traits of each decision. Have students determine a final decision and provide a rationale for this choice.

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Class Decision Chart

List four qualities for each possible decision vertically at the top. The scoring system is open, but we suggest a 1 to 5 scoring system. Have each student choose his or her own score for each quality. Depending upon the grade level, you can have students determine the class average or class total for each quality. Based on the class total, have students determine the class decision.

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KWHL Diagram

This can be used as an anticipatory set for a unit plan.

QPA Diagram

This can be used to predict and test the accuracy of the predictions to eight everyday questions.

Timeline

Use these timelines as visual organizers for evaluating series of events.

Staggered Timeline

This helps you stages a series of events in an arrangement that mirrors a number line.

Chain Reaction

This organizer is meant to be used as a vertical timeline of events. The antecedents and the consequence of each event should be labeled properly.

Web

Determine a central theme or topic and then list related items in each circle.

Jig Saw

Each four-piece set symbolizes a centralized theme. Each piece identifies a subtheme.

Main Idea Triangle

This organizer is used to help students identify the main idea of a reading passage or literary piece. Students then provide three supporting details as to proof of this.

Topic Brainstorm

List the topic in the top box. Then list brainstorm ideas below.

The Boot

This organizer will help you identify the salient points of a story.

Double Squid Model

This organizer is used to identify two central themes of a topic and three subdivisions of these themes.

Steps

Use each step organizer to identify five key events in a literary piece or data driven body of work.

Train Tracks

This is a good organizer to help students identify meta-cognitive steps to solving a problem.

Simple Web

This is used to identify sub-categories of a central theme.

Concept/Event Map

This is used to identify key qualities of a concept or event.

Sequence Organizers

The center vertical row boxes identify the main sequence of events this organizer is focused on. In the vertical box to the left, identify a concurrent series of events to the main event. If needed, use the vertical boxes on the right to identify yet another series of events.

Pizza Topic

Use each slice of the pizza to identify a quality of the central topic.

Cycle Organizer

Have the students identify the cycle to be described by having them draw a graphical representation of the cycle directly in the middle of the large circle. Then have students write the important points of the cycle in each box.

Leading to the Main Idea

Have students write the five main details of a topic. Based on those details, have them determine the main idea.

Group Planning Chart

This organizer is very helpful during all cooperative learning activities.

Individual Project Plan Organizer

Have students complete this after reviewing your expectations of them for an upcoming project.

Fishbone Model

In the large box to the right, have students identify a body of work, person, or events. In the four remaining boxes, have students identify main ideas, series of events, or qualities. On the crosshatch lines have students provide supporting details for each main idea, event, or quality.

Storyboarding

Have students either draw representations or text descriptions of the main events that will take place in a story students are about to write.

About Me!

This is an organizer to use as a reflection tool. This can be used on the first day of class.

Brainstorming

This is a complete brainstorm map to be used early in the brainstorming process.

Scope and Sequence Ladder

Identify the series of events that take place as the story builds to a climax.

Venn Diagram

Identify two topics symbolized by each circle. Identify qualities that are similar between each topic in the section where the circles meet. Identify qualities unique to each individual topic in the non-meeting section of each circle.

Graphic Organizer Rubric

This is a basic organizer rubric for evaluating student work.