Hamburger Graphic Organizers / Hamburger Paragraph Template

Hamburger Graphic Organizer

Ceci n’est pas un hamburger.

The Hamburger Graphic Organizer, the most succulent of all printable concept maps for students and teachers. I know you’ve been waiting for a printable hamburger paragraph graphic organizer created by an artist who actually took the time to draw a quality illustration of a hamburger. No lame photos or poor doodles here! Only 100% FDA approved top notch drawing, delivered free to your virtual doorstep via the power of the internet and the wonderful opportunities provided by sponsors, advertising, and Google SEO. And now, lo and behold, it has arrived! In vibrant technicolor, below you will find two exquisite hamburger graphic organizers, along with their old-fashioned black and white counterparts ( For all you stingy color ink misers/coloring page fanatics. You know who you are.)

With these hamburger paragraph templates, you can teach your kids the main ingredients of a solid paragraph. Start with the top bun, representing the topic sentence. The topic sentence explains what the entire paragraph is about. Then move on to the juicy supporting sentences/details: The tomatoes, onions, ketchup, mustard, bacon, and beef (100% grass-fed) patty. Finally, complete the paragraph with a bottom bun, aka conclusion sentence, relating back to the topic sentence.

Now, before your children start writing their paragraphs, be sure to explain the importance of relating information and connecting ideas. Without logical structure, a paragraph simply doesn’t – hey, look, a butterfly. I wonder how George Washington managed to fight the British and invent peanut butter at the same time. I think my scuba gear will arrive in the mail today. Since nothing else is made in America anymore, why should the President be?

Printable Hamburger Graphic Organizers

Hamburger Graphic Organizer

Printable Hamburger Paragraph Templates

Printable Hamburger Paragraph Template


Hamburger Graphic Organizer


Printable Hamburger Paragraph Template

Each of these worksheets was created by Tim van de Vall and is copyright 2013 Dutch Renaissance Press LLC. They may be used for personal and educational purposes only. Commercial use of these printable worksheets is prohibited. If you are unable to open the PDF files on your computer, you may need a newer version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is free.

All information is accurate to the best of my knowledge. However, there is always the chance that I overlooked something or made a mistake. If you see such an error, please let send me an email, and I will look into the mistake as quickly as possible. That said, all the content on this site should be used at your own risk. I am not liable for any mistakes, mishaps or damages incurred by the use of these materials.

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  • Joseph 10/09/2013, 9:00 pm

    This is great, Tim. Thanks! My wife will use it in her 2nd grade class.

  • Stephanie 09/14/2014, 11:08 pm

    Is there a way to open these as a .pdf? I would like to save them to my computer as a .pdf and print them as reference sheets for the students in my class, but I can only get them to open as .jpeg files. Thanks!

    • Tim van de Vall 09/15/2014, 10:13 am

      Hi Stephanie,

      They are only available as jpegs. If you right-click on the jpeg, you can save it to your computer. Then you can print it using an image viewing program.


  • Nicole 11/13/2014, 8:36 pm

    Would it be ok if I used this for a teacherspayteachers document? I would be more than happy to publicly reference you and your work. Please let me know!

    • Tim van de Vall 11/13/2014, 11:28 pm

      Hi Nicole,

      No. You may not use this in a teacherspayteachers document. The items on my site are only available for personal and educational use. Selling or distributing it on teacherspayteachers would be commercial use.

      Thanks for asking!


  • Sheida Yazhary 02/19/2015, 1:46 am

    This was a wonderful way to teach writing a paragraph with a beautiful illustration.
    (I did enjoy the president remark! ) You have a wonderful way of presenting and thanks again for sharing!

    • Tim van de Vall 02/19/2015, 12:52 pm

      Thanks Sheida! It’s wonderful to receive positive comments and to know I am able to help you through my work.

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