Thinking Map – PrewritingMarch 23, 2007 at 4:17 am | Posted in education, elementary, schools, Special Education, teachers, writing | 1 Comment
This was the pre-writing activity that helped my Special Ed. student get to his finished friendly letter.
There’s an opening sentence, two main ideas, and a closing sentence.
As you can see, he did this himself, as he was taught to use Thinking Maps to plan his writing. The structure of his writing, though lacking in details, is pretty much there because he used this Flow Map.
I honestly wish that I was trained to use these “Thinking Maps” sooner. I was trained in November of 2006 and have been using them in my classroom since. I’m such a better teacher and my students are such better writers because of these graphic organizers!