Language arts is the art of communicating and deciphering ideas. It is the take in or output of knowledge, for all intents and purposes. This is a pretty general statement, but there are four primary aspects of language. Two of them are for talking in information (listening and reading). When we listen, we take in information by hearing others speak or read aloud. Reading is taking in information was writing for us. We also have great ideas we want to share with others. We share ideas by either speaking or writing. Mastering the art of all four (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) of these methods is the goal of language arts in general.
Graphic organizers are visual tools that help us better compose our thoughts. There are many language arts concepts that can better be understood through the use of graphic organizers. We took a few dozen hours to create a nice helping of organizers for you. If you look below, you find printables that can help you through the most common and frequently used forms of language. The sheets are broken into three section. The first section will help you breakdown and analyze the work of others. The second batch of organizers will help you understand stories better. The last batch is helpful when writing, but just don't fit in out writing graphic organizers area.