I’m totally on a graphic organizer kick right now. Here’s my latest: a simple, blank graphic organizer for teaching life cycles. I think the standard idea of drawing a circle is confusing to kids. Somebody’s always bound to think you’re teaching them that the same animal comes to life again (which gets into religion, blah blah blah). So I’ve done mine along a line. As always, there’s space to write words and draw a simple picture.
Here’s a simple graphic organizer for teaching the life cycle of a bee. Here’s the key for the “_____ days” part: egg – 3 days, larva – 6 days, pupa – 12 days. In the boxes, kids can write notes, draw pictures, etc.