Creating Beginning, Middle and End Flow Maps

Flow Maps are good practice for students to think and write logically and completely. In each stage and sub-stage, students explain the order of events in a story. In the Frame of Reference (the outside rectangle), write the name of the story. Create … Continue reading

Analyzing Whole Objects and Parts with Brace Maps

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 … Continue reading

Bubble Maps and Frames of Reference for ‘The Endless Story’

Bubble Maps Key Words: Adjectives and adjective phrases only. Great for vocabulary development (vivid word choice) and inferential thinking. Identify the thought process: DESCRIBING We have last week’s example of a Circle Map for Rosita from ‘The Endless Story’ I … Continue reading

‘The Endless Story’ Circle Maps and Frames of Reference

Circle Maps Key Words:Context, List, Define, Tell everything you know, Brainstorm, Identify, Relate prior knowledge, Explore the meaning, Associate, Generate Identify the thought process: DEFINING IN CONTEXT The Endless Story -Spain  Retold by Eileen DeLorenzo, Classroom Storyteller There once was … Continue reading