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Thinking Maps® (Innovative Learning Group) integrate thinking skills and mapping
techniques. Learning to use these strategies helps students develop good writing
skills. These techniques also help students become better learners as they develop
life-long skills that help them to study

Thinking Maps® uses basic mental operations involved in perceiving, processing and
evaluating information. They describe, classify, and sequence

The skills used with Thinking Maps® can be done with paper and pencil and many
writing activities begin with a Thinking Map®. To follow are examples using the
Thinking Maps® software

Circle Map Bubble Map Double Bubble Map Tree Map
Brace Map Flow Map Multi-Flow Map Bridge Map
Circle Map®
Circle Maps are tools used to help define a thing or idea. It is used to brainstorm
ideas and for showing prior knowledge about a topic. In the center of the circle,
use words, numbers, pictures, or any other sign or symbol to represent the object,
person, or idea you are trying to understand or define. In the outside circle, write
or draw any information that puts this thing in context

Thinking Map software makes it easy to Students can also create a Circle Map
create a Circle Map. There is no limit to using Kid Pix. Beginning writers can
the number of items a student can add to stamp images in the circle

his circle

Home Tips:Have your student brainstorm ways the family could spend the summer
vacation, their favorite books, gifts they could make for a grandparent, their
favorite holiday activities

Bubble Map®
Bubble Maps are used to describe qualities using adjectives ("sparkle words") and
adjective phrases. As a writing tool it enriches students' abilities to identify
qualities and use descriptive words

In the center circle, write the word or thing being described. Write the adjectives
or adjective phrases in the outside circles

Home Tips:Describe a friend, a pet, favorite candy, a game, a stuffed animal

Double Bubble Map®
When comparing and contrasting, we use Double Bubble Maps. This is similar in
concept to a Venn Diagram. Two items being compared are written in the two
center circles. Outside bubbles show items that share qualities with only one
object - these are contrasting qualities. Center bubbles (that connect to both
circles) show similarities between the two items being compared

Home Hints:Compare and contrast you and your best friend or Mom/Dad, your
favorite and least favorite food, characters in a book, two of your teachers, old
school and new school

Tree Map®
For classifying and grouping, students learn to use a Tree Map. Things or ideas are
sorted into categories or groups. Sometimes new categories are created. On the
top line, write the category name. Below that begin writing sub-categories. Below
each sub-category write specific members of the group. Some things can go in
multiple groups

Tree Maps are good for studying for tests. Use this map to categorize spelling
words according to the skill being taught. Try using a Tree Map when studying
Social Studies or Science

Home Tips:Categorize spelling words when studying for a test, write a shopping
list for the grocery store organized by type of food (i.e. produce, dairy, canned
goods, treats, etc.)

Brace Map®
Brace Maps help learners understand the relationship between a whole physical
object and its parts. They are used to analyze the structure of an item. It's like
'directing' on paper

On the line to the left, write the name of the whole object. On the lines within the
first brace to the right, write the major parts of the object, then follow within
the next set of braces with the subparts of each major part

Tree Maps are good for organizing the agenda of a meeting or showing the
structure of an organization

Home Tips:Think about (map out) the parts of a plant, a computer, a continent,
country, or state, a unit of measurement

Flow Map®
Flow Maps sequence and order a process. They identify the relationships between
stages and substages of an event (or order or numbers, operations, steps, etc.)
They can be used to explain the order of events

In the outside rectangle, write the name for the event or sequence. Rectangles to
follow list the steps or events that follow from beginning to end. Smaller
rectangles may be written below to list substages or each major stage

Home Hints: Write a flow map at home is good practice for students to think
logically and completely. Have your student make a Flow Map explaining how to
make a bed, wash the dishes, make cookies, or tie a shoe. It's fun to give the
directions to someone else and see if they can follow them. This is also good
practice for recalling the order of events in a story - good review before an AR
Multi-Flow Map®
Cause and effect is represented in a Multi-Flow Map. It is a process of sequencing
that looks at what caused an event and the results/effects of the event. It helps
students analyze a situation by looking at the cause and effect - the 'why' and
'consequences' - good or bad

In the center rectangle, list the event that occurred. In the rectangle to the left,
list the causes of the event. Write the effects/consequences of the event in the
rectangles to the right of the center rectangle. If you are studying a system, you
will find that there are effects in the system which, in turn, influence initial
causes. This circular cause and effect relationship is called a feedback loop

Home Hints:Conflicts between friends or siblings could be analyzed using a Multi-
Flow Map. Pick a hypothetical situation and make two Multi-Flow Maps - one with
good consequences and one with bad consequences. Map the rain cycle, the life
cycle of an animal or plant

Bridge Map®
Seeing analogies is the process of identifying similarities between relationships

These are similar to the 'analogies' found on SATs with one difference being
Bridge Maps can have many 'bridges'

Bridge Maps give students a tool for applying the process of seeing analogies. On
the far left, write in the relating factor. The relating factor is the similar phrase
that fits both sides of an analogy. On the top and bottom of the left side of the
bridge, write in the first pair of things that have this relationship. On the right
side of the bridge, write in the second pair of things that have the same
relationship. The bridge can continue with more relating factors

Home Hints:spelling words, habitats or primary food sources for animals, makes
and models of cars

Innovative Learning Group copyright Statement: The term "Thinking Maps" and the
graphic form of the eight Maps have registered trademarks. The term "Thinking
Maps" with or without the graphic form of the eight Maps may not be used in any
way without the permission of Innovative Sciences, Inc

For more information, visit their website at www.thinkingmaps.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the thinking maps learning community?

The Thinking Maps Learning Community (TMLC) is a vital part of your Thinking Maps implementation and your online hub for Map creation, professional learning, planning and inspiration. We created TMLC to maximize student learning, improve teacher productivity and support professional learning communities.

Why thinking maps for developing connective leadership?

When David leads a seminar or Keynote presentation, all participants receive an online copy of Thinking Maps® for Developing Connective Leadership for Leaders and Leadership teams supporting personal growth, professional learning communities, and collaborative leadership.

How do i use the classwork feature in lisd?

Most LISD Teachers use Google Classroom, so the Classwork feature may not be utilized fully at this time. Schedule – Displays the student’s schedule for the entire year. Dropped courses may also be displayed. You can also select to display the list of requests for the next school year in a separate section at the bottom of the page.