It just has SO MANY possibilities, that I always use it again and again! It is the T-Chart!
I have used the T-chart to introduce part of speech. I pass out index card of examples and non-examples. Then we discuss or correct the chart as a class. The T-chart works great for pros and cons in ANY subject. It is a perfect way to get kids to think about various points of view. Compare and contrast is another way to use a T-chart.
I have used a T-chart to teach my students visualization strategies, to write poetry, to take notes during a listening comprehension activity, to compare two characters, books, and settings! It is also a good way to begin thinking about a persuasive essay.
Do you have a favorite graphic organizer?