Yahoo has created an infographic showing the year of 2010 in review.

It really isn’t very good for communicating information about what actually happened. However, it would be a great model to show to students, and then have them create an infographic about their own year. It could serve as a graphic organizer for further writing — after students make the major points in the infographic using categories, they could write sentences about the items in each category, turn the sentences into paragraphs, and the paragraphs into essays. It’s basically a version of the Picture Word Inductive Model, which I’ve written about extensively in this blog and in my book on teaching English Language Learners.

Thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip on the infographic.