Graphic organizers are pedagogical tools that express the logic and relationships between items, facts and concepts in a visualized pattern, and help you understand and instruct the connotation of things better. Comparing with other comprehensive visual graphic organizers such as mind map and various charts, grid and matrix is much easier to create.
The following are Grid and Matrix templates that you can download and use for free. The eddx files are vector-based and all the texts, fonts colors, and symbols are editable. You can edit and customize them for your own use with Edraw graphic organizer software.
The following grid and matrix graphic organizer is mainly used for observation and recording. For example, primary school students are usually asked to observe an item and describe their features. You know it's not easy for primary students to organize their words and express themselves accurately. In this case, using a grid and matrix observation chart can alleviate the burden of both the teacher and students.
In reading classes, students are often asked to give detailed information of a certain part. Many students would go back to the essay and look over from the beginning to find corresponding answers. Actually, looking for answers in this way can be a waste of time and suggests that the student failed to digest the content of the essay.
For example, in an essay titled "The Day I Will Never Forget", the teacher asks students to repeat the story concisely. In this case, the teachers can make a simple grid and matrix to get students comprehend what they are reading. On the contrary, if students need to write an essay, such a graphic organizer can serve as a great source for their writing. This strategy is used best for text that has many details and many facts about people, places, or events.
Grid and matrix graphic organizers can also be used to compare and contrast multiple objects, characters, or concepts from a given text. For students who want to know deeper, putting several different items in a grid and matrix diagram enables them to see multiple differences and similarities.
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