There are different graphic organizers. KWHL charts are excellent tools to access prior information and to develop a plan for investigation. You can use tables in Word and Draw Table to merge and format cells to graphically depict ideas.
- Open a new Word document.
- Click Insert Table on the Standard Toolbar.
- Drag to select 4 columns and 2 rows.
- Type a K in the first cell, tab and type W in next, H in next, and L in last cell.
- Select this first row.
- Go to the Table menu to Draw Table.
- Click on Align Top Left and go to Align Center.
- With the row still selected, bold the text.
- Click on the down arrow next to the paint can on the Draw Table toolbar and select Gray 10%.
- Tab to next row and type the following:
- Tab to add another row.
- Tab across until you add six more rows.
- Select the last row.
- Go to Draw Table and click Merge Cells.
- In this last cell, type in bold type: Attributes or characteristics we expect to use:
- Press Return to make the row larger.
- Choose the double line from the line style in Draw Table.
- Draw the border with the pencil (Draw Table).
Submitted by:Barbara Bray
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