Discover central factors, establish root causes, or begin with a fundamental premise with these blank relationship templates.

This adds a nice familiar spin to a simple activity to help you compare and contrast just about anything. You can also use this in a themed approach to your learning units. Students will often view new topics that these can easily be applied to. Obviously, students are familiar with our nearest star (the sun), but do they know anything about any of the other stars? Any star that you can see on a typical evening, not a super clear evening per se, is all likelihood is much bigger and brighter than our own sun. Did you ever think that you can see millions of stars at night? Researchers actually spent a year trying to figure out just how many stars you can see at night. The actual number of stars you can see at night ranges between two and three thousand based on the visibility at the time.

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Printable Star Graphic Organizers

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Circle Star Chart Worksheet

Circle Star Chart

A blank space is located at each point of this star, circling the central character or idea.

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5 Point Star Worksheet

5 Point Star Diagram

A good sheet to use when building arguments with multiple supporting premises.

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6 Point Star Worksheet

6 Point Star Diagram

It kinda looks like the sun, but it's great for brainstorming new ideas.

7 Point Star Worksheet

7 Point Star Diagram

This sheet has seven points around a central space to note relationships in bigger sets of data.

7 Point Worksheet 2

7 Point Star Diagram Version 2

This sheet has seven points around a central space to note relationships in bigger sets of data.

Why do teachers like using these diagrams so much? We often hear back from many teachers that they use this form of diagram as an alternative to cycle organizers and even timelines. If you use the triangles that hang off of the center circle, it is easy to see. The center circle can house your main theme or event and the triangles can act to branch off from there. You may want to give it a try and see how it works out for you. Let us know if you find any other uses for it, we are always curious.

How To Use Star Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizers accomplish exactly what they say: they allow students to arrange their thoughts. What is the significance of this? Our ability to learn is aided by our ability to organize knowledge in our heads. To put it clearly, organizing is a form of education. A graphic organizer is a diagram that shows how knowledge is organized.

This is referred to as a schema in psychology because it is the base upon which we create understanding. In this piece, we'll look at how we'd go about arranging our thoughts. Each graphic organizer, like a carpenter's toolbox, has a specific function. Sifting through collections of graphic organizers to locate the best one for the task is part of the educator's work. How we treat others is determined by the visual organizer structure.

How we treat the information we're seeking to comprehend is determined by the visual organizer structure. We must be certain that we are using the appropriate instrument for the job. If we're comparing two objects, for example, we should generally use a Venn diagram. We could wish to utilize the mind map to organize information into related categories.

The visual organizer structure is crucial since it will decide how we write about the topic in the end. If we plot historical events on a timeline, we'll almost certainly end up with timebase connectives, which are essential in recount writing. If pupils are really to be independent, they must first comprehend what the work requires of them, or, in other words, how to complete it.

If pupils want to be really independent, they must first comprehend what the assignment requires of them or how they are expected to organize the knowledge. This metacognitive awareness facilitates the selection of the appropriate cognitive organizer.

This star graphic organizer will assist pupils in practicing fundamental reading comprehension and memorizing other texts. Star diagrams are great for simple brainstorming on a topic or just listing all the important characteristics associated with a theme.

A star graphic organizer may be used to produce a visual presentation summarizing all you know about a particular animal or a graphic display of study methodologies. A tale star, a star diagram used to summarize the important aspects of a story or event while emphasizing the 5 W's: who, when, where, what, and why, is another example of how you can use a star graphic organizer.

Why Use Them?

The qualities of a single topic are organized using a star diagram. The topic is displayed in the center, with each "point" of the star listing a fact, attribute, or trait related to the topic. For example, the topic in a story may be a central character, and each point around the topic could explain a different aspect of that character's life or connections.

This multi-purpose organizer can be used to write or sequence the 5 W's in the star's points. Five major events could be written or drawn by students. In the middle, there is room for extra words or a drawing.

Graphic organizers can help students visualize and construct ideas, organize and/or sequence information, plan what they're going to write, improve reading comprehension, brainstorm, organize issues and solutions, compare and contrast ideas, show cause and effect, and more.