This modest little web organiser has been a big hit in my classes over the last two weeks. You can get your own copy from clipartbest. I frequently use web organisers to help build ideas, language skills and content. This particular web organiser has been used to build vocabulary, practice verb tenses, talk about films and to advertise Adelaide. I put the central idea in the middle and then display it on my IWB. As a class, or group we then work around the extensions to fill in each bubble. After that, I get students to do their own version of it. My year 9s were so fast they demanded to upload their perfect tense practice onto the LMS so I could see how well they had done. My other students put theirs on their blogs and were happy to do it. I could have asked them to write lists or 6 examples of what we were learning. I decided on this web organiser. One student summed it up this way:
Last week in French class we had to find different words to describe Adelaide. Instead of just doing the typical list, we used a web organiser for the first time. I think web organisers are a great way of doing activities like this because it makes you more creative.
If you are looking for other sorts of web/graphic organisers, look at my other posts:
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