Constructing Meaning with Thinking Maps
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Mappy Hour – Scarf to Shrug

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Flow map: how to with instructions and pictures. I could use this with k-2 and have them use the pictures as a scaffold. 

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Mappy Hour: A Day at the Beach

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Use the circle map with realia to launch a new unit, and have them predict the subject. 

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Thinking Caps & Thinking Maps

Teachers from a school in New York City were interested in expanding their use of Thinking Maps in their Pre-K programs.
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Thinking Maps

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Pat Wolfe - Brain Research - Thinking Maps - YouTube (http://t.co/M0t6pUQfy3 Pat Wolfe - Brain Research - Thinking Maps - YouTube)
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Brain needs visual input... 

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Thinking Maps | The Official Thinking Maps Blog

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STEM: A Broader Point of View | Thinking Maps

So math and science teachers, we must model thinking outside the box for our students, being innovative, using our creativity and thinking from multiple perspectives. Bringing out those Thinking Maps could be just the ...
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Great source to clarify how to use maps and to find ways to increase the rigor. 

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Thinking Maps: Balancing Literary and Informational Text in the Common Core Standards

Thinking Maps: Balancing Literary and Informational Text in the Common Core Standards | Constructing Meaning with Thinking Maps | Scoop.it

Common Core State Standards require us to see the forest and the trees.

 

Brace Map: Thinking Maps, a research-based instructional tool, can help us do just that. Thinking Maps are a series of eight graphic organizers designed to visually represent thought processes. One of these, the Brace Map, shows part-to-whole relationships and can be a powerful construct for seeing both the big picture and finer details.


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The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills

The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills | Constructing Meaning with Thinking Maps | Scoop.it
Here is a guide to critical thinking skills complete with four (count 'em, 4!) steps accompanied by fill-in-the-blank questions designed to pique your interest and illustrate how each step works.
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These questions can guide the reflection process of the map... 

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Mappy Hour – How to Make Kid-Friendly Lemonade

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using a brace map to explain the physical components of the recipe, and a flow to tell the steps. 

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Joyful Learning In KC: Thinking Maps Thursday!

Thinking Maps Thursday! We read the book. Under One Rock by Anthony D. Fredericks. Before reading: What do you think the child will find under the rock? Later in the day, students illustrated some of our predictions.
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Great blog with frequent use off thinking maps in the lessons

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Teach Students How to Think, Regardless of Standards

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Whether we talk about Common Core or College and Career Readiness Standards or 21st Century Skills, the message is the same:  We in this most valuable of professions, we in education, must make some pretty significant changes in what and how we...
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Bully – Mappy Hour | Thinking Maps

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Now imagine this same Map with a different frame of reference. What would the Map look like from the bullied student's perspective? What about the principal, the teacher, the parent? Using Thinking Maps as a springboard to ...
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Great example of a multi flows map

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Comparison of Columbus and Caboto

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Double bubble example with sentence frames for comparing and contrasting. 

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Writing with Thinking Maps

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Writing with Thinking Maps
I wrote a series of blogs on writing using Thinking Maps and this quickly became a favorite for many readers. So, I decided to organize the blogs onto one post to make ...

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Glitzy In 1st Grade: Thinking Maps

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Great Examples of Thinking Maps of all varieties.


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