Paul teaches about autumn with a graphic organizer
To teach about the season of autumn, Paul brainstorms with the children everything they can think of related to autumn. As they brainstorm, Paul arranges all ideas by drawing a graphic organizer on the whiteboard as shown.
Why this lesson falls short for some children...
The use of written words can hinder learning for young children that are not fluent readers. Additionally, this lesson requires that the children understand the structure of the graphic organizer, that all written ideas in the bubbles relate to autumn. Because of this complexity, some children need more meaningful and concrete presentations of the concept of autumn.
Learn to teach this lesson properly
- Teach concepts such as autumn to young children in concrete ways, without using written words or graphic organizers.
- Use graphic organizers effectively during instruction.