Depth and Complexity Thinking Maps PACK - Common Core Literature Study NEW!

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This Common Core Literacy Task Card Set is jam-packed with thinking strategies for teaching Common Core Literature and Common Core Reading Strategies!

Use this in combination with ANY Reading Unit or Literature Study Unit. Each Task Card includes a thinking map/combined Thinking Map with Depth and Complexity Icons/Prompts for higher level thinking and learning.

This is a MUST for any ELA Common Core and/or GATE Literacy Teacher! Use on SMART Board, iPad, or as a Handout!

*Background Knowledge/Training on Thinking Maps ™ and Sandra Kaplan’s Depth and Complexity (DC) Prompts recommended.

Types of Instruction:

- Whole Group (Display on SMARTBoard using Power Point or ELMO Projector)
- Collaborative Group Discussions (As Task Cards)
- Partner Work (As Task Cards or Handouts)
- Independent Work (on iPad or as Handouts)
- Homework (as Handout)

What’s Included:

7 COMMON CORE Aligned Task Cards/Maps:
*** PLUS: The CCSS is listed on the bottom of each page!***

- Making Inferences (Multi-Flow Map: Cause and Effect) (DC: Details, Patterns, Multiple Perspectives, Unanswered Questions, and Big Idea)

- Summarize Key Ideas (FLEE Map (Tree Map + Flow Map): Identify key details in Beginning, Middle, End) (DC: Details, Patterns, Big Idea)

- Analyze Individuals/Events/Ideas (Multi-Flee Map: (Tree Map + Flow Map + Multi-Flow Map) for changes in Cause and Effect) (DC: Big Idea, Change Over Time, Details)

- Interpretation of Words/Phrases (Circle Map: Brainstorm and analyze everything about Vocabulary Word or phrase) (DC: Language of the Discipline, Patterns, Multiple Perspectives, Rules, and Big Idea)

- Point of View/Purpose Shapes Text Styles (TRICKLE Map: (Tree Map + Circle Map) (DC: Big Idea, Details, Unanswered Questions, Ethics, and Patterns)

- Text Style Shaped by Point of View/Purpose: (One-Sided FLUBBLE Map (One-Sided Flow Map + Bubble Map) (DC: Details, Multiple Perspectives, Patterns)

- Compare and Contrast Themes or Topics (Double Bubble Map: Compare and Contrast) (DC: Patterns, Details, Multiple Perspectives, and Big Idea)

*Also Included: A HOW TO USE page with Common Core teaching suggestions!

The specific Common Core State Standards aligned to these cards are:
- Making Inferences (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1)
- Summarize Key Ideas (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2)
- Analyze Individuals/Events/Ideas (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.3)
- Interpretation of Words/Phrases (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.4)
- Text Structure Analysis (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.5)
- Point of View/Purpose Shapes Text Styles (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.6)
- Compare/contrast Themes/Topics (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.9)

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Depth and Complexity Literature Units:
The Mouse and the Motorcycle Common Core Literature Study - Thinking Maps & Depth and Complexity
Bunnicula Common Core Literature Study with Depth and Complexity
The Tale of Despereaux Common Core Literature Study - Thinking Maps and Depth and Complexity

More Depth and Complexity Resources:
Depth and Complexity Student Note Taking Cards
Depth and Complexity Thinking Maps Set Task Cards for Common Core Literature
Thinking Maps for Common Core Reading and Writing
All About Me - Depth and Complexity - Pennant Banner
Depth and Complexity BINGO Cards - Games for GATE
All About Posters with Depth and Complexity {All About Me, All About Our Class, All About My Family, and All About This Book}

For the Third Grade Teacher:
3rd Grade HM Theme 1 - Depth and Complexity Frames {The Lost and Found, The Ballad of Mulan, The Waterfall}
3rd Grade HM Theme 2 - Depth and Complexity Frames {The Keeping Quilt, Anthony Reynoso: Born to Rope, The Talking Cloth, Dancing Rainbows}
3rd Grade HM Theme 3 - Depth and Complexity Frames {Dogzilla, Mysterious Giant of Barletta, Raising Dragons, Garden of Abdu Gasazil}
3rd Grade HM Theme 4 - Depth and Complexity Frames {Nights of the Pufflings, Seal Surfer, Two Days in May}
3rd Grade HM Theme 5 - Depth and Complexity Frames {Across the Wide Dark Sea, Yunmi and Halmoni's Trip, Trapped by the Ice!}
3rd Grade HM Theme 6 - Depth and Complexity Frames {Pepita Talks Twice, Poppa's New Pants, Ramona Quimby, Age 8}

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