Flow Chart



A Flow Chart is used to show the major steps in a process. A Flow Chart provides a step-by-step visual aide for students to use when completing a project, assignment, daily routines, and more.

When to use

this strategy:

When students need to follow a process to complete a task.

To help children with multi-step projects.

When decision-making is required.

For daily routines.



Use a Flow Chart to help students remember exactly what to do during reading centers.

Use a Flow Chart to teach children how to solve word problems.

Use a Flow Chart to teach children how to classify rocks.

Use a Flow Chart to learn how a bill becomes law.


What does

it look like?

Click here to see components of a Flow Chart.

How to use

this strategy:

Students must first learn the meaning of the symbols associated with Flow Charts. Once students know the symbols, they can use flow charts. First, allow students to brainstorm all the steps needed to complete a process. Next, order the steps and decide what types of decisions will need to be made at each step. Finally, begin to plug in the arrows and symbols needed to complete the process. Younger children are able to use flow charts while older children are more ready to develop them.