Three-Dimensional Graphic Organizers ("Foldables")

by: Jo Anne Vasquez, Michael W. Comer, and Frankie Troutman

A foldable is a three-dimensional graphic organizer that allows learners to record and process new words and concepts in a hands-on, kinesthetic way. It helps increase students’ visual-spatial learning, which research has shown to be critical to long-term understanding. This chapter provides an overview of the research, gives examples of three-dimensional graphic organizers, and suggests applications of the use of this tool in science lessons.

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Elementary SchoolMiddle School

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Type Book ChapterPub Date 10/1/2010Stock # PB279X_5

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