----------->>>>>>UPDATE: I have included COLOR icons to all crowns and thinking maps/Depth and Complexity frames!!!!
This set of Depth and Complexity Crowns includes two
alternate versions. One version includes both icons & labels
which students can decorate and wear when initially being
introduced to each terminology; I would encourage this set
to be utilized as students employ that particular “perspective”
to analyze the topic or subject matter at hand. Realize that
some icons are specific to particular subject content and
also connotate the use of particular verbiage or vocabulary.
While other icons can be used in a more general fashion and can
be broadly employed to describe, compare, or analyze content/subject
matter. This set can be used to “over-generalize” or compartmentalize the icon’s purpose while preparing students to become more familiar with the depth and
The other set of crowns are empty save for the icon. Students can use the crowns
to record their thinking via illustrating concepts or recording pertinent vocabulary that pertains to that icon in context to what is being analyzed. Students can work independently or in groups on a particular topic or theme to present to classmates.
I also included a Fryer's Model/Four Square thinking map as well as the depth and complexity frame for each represented icon so that students can record their thinking as they make comparisons and connections in the more traditional manner.
Depth and Complexity is also a great alternative to engage and challenge gifted students, students who are "fast-finishers", homeschooling students, and IB PYP students and independent research. Depth and complexity is a great tool to utilize to assess the breadth and depth of student knowledge. Instructors can allow students more creativity and independence to "show what they know" on a particular topic, theme or content.
FYI: To complete the crowns, students may affix sentence strips, bulletin board boarders or strips of colorful paper.
It is my hope that you find this product beneficial, relevant and novel. I feel that learning should always be fun. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me at teachinginabubble@gmail should you have any questions or concerns.