Brace Maps Key Words: Parts of, Take Apart, Show Structure, Physical Components, Anatomy
Identify the thought process:
Whole to Parts Relationship
- Brace Maps are used to analyze physical objects. Read left to right the whole object is on the line on the left. The major parts follow after the first brace.
- The next set of braces and sub-parts follow.
- It is helpful to describe building this map as it is read: Whole to Parts.
Parts of a Corn Plant Brace Map with Words and Colored Text Boxes
Parts of a Corn Plant Brace Map with Images and Labels Completed with Separate Images Below Map Due to Limited Space
Which Brace Map Will You Remember More Vividly? With Images and Labels or Labels Only?
During a recent workshop presentation, a participant asked,
“What do I do with these maps? How do they help with writing?”
Thinking Maps are mid-range tools for creating final products.