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Science Thinking Maps

Students get used to using them K-5 and become pros at making connections, describing, comparing and contrasting, classifying, showing parts of the whole, and determining causes and effects.

Team J's Second Grade Funfrom Team J's Second Grade Fun

Thinking Maps

Thinking map

Heart Maps are one of my favorite things - great activity! I also love your idea about building reading stamina at home. I read your post and thought, "Duh! Why didn't I think of that?!" It makes so much sense and goes along perfectly with Daily 5. Thanks for sharing!

Create Dream Explorefrom Create Dream Explore

How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible

How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills! Great for any grade!

Thinking Maps: Look at the link for examples by grade level. I just finished this training today and am really excited to help our kids master this processing tool. This school seems to love it in one year.

Name maps. Great icebreaker for the 1st day/week of school. Fun way to get to know your students. Makes a cute back to school bulletin board too. FREE template.

story map for reading comprehension activities. laminate blank template poster + use sticky notes to fill in information about the book