Thinking Maps

Thinking Maps
What are Thinking Maps?
  •                Thinking Maps allow for students to better organize their thoughts. This allows for better writing skills,  helps to recall important information,  and retell/sequence events.
There are many different types of Thinking Maps:
  • Circle   (Brainstorming what we already know)
  • Bubble (Describe an object)
  • Double Bubble (Compare and contrast two objects)
  • Brace (Parts of an object)
  • Flow (Sequencing)
  • Tree (Classifying objects)
  • Bridge (Make associations between objects)
  • Multi-Flow (Cause and Effect)

Check out our pictures below using Thinking Maps in the classroom!

This is a tree map that we put on the floor to classify the 6 food groups during our Food Guide Pyramid study.
Another tree map used to sort pictures by beginning sounds.


We used a brace map to break down the body parts of a reindeer.
Our double bubble map was used to compare and contrast a reindeer and a cow. The pink writing describes a reindeer, purple describes a cow and the green writing is what the two have in common.
This a students work using a bubble map. They had to use describing words for the picture in the middle. That student described the cat as black, having ears, and soft.

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