Mapping Your Thoughts
Examples of Thinking Maps & Graphic Organizers

Circle Map


Thinking Map for brainstorming, or defining in context

Brainstorm
Define in Context

Macbeth's Character 

    Describes Macbeth's character at different phases of the drama   
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Attributes

What does academic rigor look like?

   Academic Rigor

Intelligent mental processes for discovering new knowledge and mastering rigorous content


Bubble Map

Thinking Map for describing or naming attributes; Builds vocabulary

 

Describes teenage years

Describe

Concept Web 

Concept map for thinking through what information is needed before beginning a research project on careers

 


Tree Map

Thinking map to classify, categorize, show main idea & supporting details

Classify / Categorize

Essay Tree

Mapping an essay

 


Flow Map

Thibnking Map shows sequence of events, phases of a process, chain of command

Sequence of the writing process

Sequence

Sequencing a Story

Tom Sawyer 

Tom Sswyer - game

Danny: Champion 
of the World

Danny - game

A Wrinkle in Time

Wrinkle - game

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Plot Analysis

Elements and sequence of a story plot

 


Double Bubble Map

Thinking Map for comparing & contrasting


Comparing contrasting two fruits

Compare /  Contrast


Multi-flow Map

Thinking Map shows cause & effect relationships


Can express multiple causes that lead to a particular 
event as well as multiple effects or impacts of the event itself.


Brace Map

Thinking Map shows component parts of a whole

 

Branches of the United States Government

Analyze
Whole / Component Parts


Bridge Map

Thinking Map shows analogous relationships

Analogies

 

Shows analogous relationships

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