Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers...and Pre-Write Maps Part 1

Pre-Write Maps like Brace, Bridge and Bubble are more ways to gets kids to think about their writing before they write.

UGH!  I'm not sure what we all hate more rain or testing.  I think if you ask teachers right about now...it's testing.  At least the rain washes away all the pollen.

I haven been THINKING about Pre-Write MAPS after my presentation about Pre-Write Maps at John Tyler Elementary School in Portsmouth.  Here are some quick ideas for flowers and showers.

Brace Map

Pre-Write Maps like Brace, Bridge and Bubble are more ways to gets kids to think about their writing before they write.
Pre-Write Maps like Brace, Bridge and Bubble are more ways to gets kids to think about their writing before they write.

 Brace Maps look at the parts that make the whole.  The first example can be used with primary students, simply labeling the plant.  The second example can be used for more advanced learners.  Students label the plant, then can analyze the what each specific plant part does for the plant.

Bridge Map

Pre-Write Maps like Brace, Bridge and Bubble are more ways to gets kids to think about their writing before they write.

The Bridge Map can be used to show a relationship or make an analogy.  Students are asked to match the weather with the appropriate activity.  The weather can go on the top and the activity on the bottom.  You would read it..."In the sunshine, I can go swimming JUST LIKE, when it's windy, I can fly a kite JUST like, and so on.  This leads to an easy writing activity!

Bubble Map

Pre-Write Maps like Brace, Bridge and Bubble are more ways to gets kids to think about their writing before they write.

Bubble Maps are great for describing something and using adjectives.  Here's an easy bubble map for our earliest learners.  This is a perfect way for early learners to use color words.

That's it for tonight.  More tomorrow night.

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