Reflection: Trust and Respect An Introduction to the Bubble Map - Section 4: Closure


I teach all the Thinking Maps at the beginning of the year, not only to lay the foundation for future lessons, but it's also a wonderful way to establish a positive classroom community.  Students loved sharing their circle maps with each other yesterday and they wanted to share their adjectives about themselves with their classmates today.  When I saw the children sharing with each other, I realized we were also setting the foundation for our speaking and listening standards.  They were looking at each other and taking turns and were so engaged as they listened to each other.  I plan on having my students talk to each other a great deal this year in our lessons so I was happy to see that students started to share their maps with students that weren't necessarily their best friends.  I was happy to see that students were building that trust between each other as they shared their maps.

If you really enjoyed this lesson I have some more information for you on Thinking Maps and how you can incorporate them into many different kinds of lessons. For a quick reference on the Bubble Map, click here.

I also have some Power Points and a pdf  that will give you additional ideas for how to use the Bubble Map in your classroom here Examples of Thinking Maps.ppt, Bubble Maps Examples.ppt, and Reader Response With Thinking Maps.pdf  .  Finally, I've also made a video for you that shows you how you can save or modify  these maps on your Smartboard or Activboard software so you don't have to reinvent the wheel each time you want to create a new lesson for yourself.  Just click here How to Save and Modify the Thinking Maps.mp4

  Trust and Respect: Building That Classroom Community
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An Introduction to the Bubble Map

Unit 9: Introducing Thinking Maps
Lesson 2 of 8

Objective: SWBAT use a bubble map in order to describe themselves.

Big Idea: Students will learn that a bubble map is always used to describe a noun. They will learn how to use this map with content they can already describe - themselves.

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English / Language Arts, adjectives, Writing, Reading, Thinking Maps, Describing
  45 minutes
andrew bubble
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