Graphic organizers are so important to teachers and students. They are a great foundation of learning, organizing experience for further hypothesis and learning....use 'em!
We have a powerpoint with all sorts of essential/basic types of organizers. Very handy to use and put up on the board with a screen (so you can write on them). Also, go HERE for other graphic organizers to download! This page also has a great overview of organizers and the types/uses for EFL / ESL. Brain Pop too, has loads of simple graphic organizers in pdf to download.
I made this handy, large K W L organizer that could be useful for some teachers.
Plan to show a video. Before, ask what students Know about the topic. Get them to brainstorm in the K row
Next ask student what they want to know/learn about the topic. Get them to brainstorm in the W row
Finally, watch the video. After, ask students what they learned. Get them to brainstorm what they learned.
Alternatively, you can do all these steps as a whole class and not just groups.