T-Chart

A T-Chart is a graphic organizer that allows students to organize thoughts or ideas into two categories. It is shaped like a lowercase T. Students place the name of each category at the top of the chart. Below the line, students place ideas or lists of objects that fit that category. T-Charts can be helpful in organizing thoughts before writing. A T-Chart might illustrate the reasons for and against a course of action. In science, students can use a T-Chart to list the living and nonliving things in a picture. Middle school social studies students might use a T-Chart to list the Axis and Allied countries in World War II. T-Charts can be hand-drawn on the page, printed as a worksheet, or filled in online. However you make T-Charts, they’re a great organizing tool for any information that fits into two categories.