Depth and Complexity Thinking Maps Set - Task Cards for Common Core Literature

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Common Core Literature Study - UPDATED!!

Using combined Thinking Maps and Dr. Sandra Kaplan’s Depth & Complexity prompts, these task cards encourage higher level thinking before, during, and after reading a literature study. After reading a section or chapter, these task cards lend to open-ended critical thinking and can be used with ANY fiction literature unit.

Emphasized focus on Character Traits, Character Analysis, and Character Development!

-Training/background knowledge of Depth and Complexity (D&C) Prompts and Thinking Maps (TM) recommended.
-Students should be familiar with D&C prompts and Thinking Maps.

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:

- Suggestions for Instruction (Steps)
- 9 Task Cards that focus on ….

-Character Traits (Bubble Map: describing, identifying details, and listing attributes) (D&C Prompt: Details)
-Character Development (Flow Map: beginning, middle, and end) (D&C Prompt: Change over time)
-Character Motivation (Multi-flow Map: cause and effect) (D&C Prompt: Big idea)
-Character Analysis (Circle Map: brainstorming) (D&C Prompt: Language of the discipline, Unanswered Questions, Multiple Perspectives, and Details)
-Comparing Two Characters (Double Bubble Map: Compare and contrast) (D&C Prompt: Big Idea)
-Character Perspective (Bubble Map: Describing with justification) (D&C Prompt: Multiple Perspectives)
-Setting influencing Character Traits (One-sided Multi-flow map, Circle Map: Describing, Cause and Effect) (D&C Prompt: Details, Multiple Perspectives)
-Setting Change (One-sided Multi-flow map: Cause and Effect) (D&C Prompt: Multiple Perspectives)
-Plot (Tree Map: Parts of a Story - character, setting, problem/conflict, major events, resolution, reflection) (D&C: Multiple Perspectives)

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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 Pack for Common Core Literature Study NEW
Thinking Maps for Common Core Reading and Writing
Depth and Complexity BINGO Cards - Games for GATE
All About Me - Depth and Complexity - Pennant Banner
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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Depth and Complexity Thinking Maps Set - Task Cards for Co
Depth and Complexity Thinking Maps Set - Task Cards for Co
Depth and Complexity Thinking Maps Set - Task Cards for Co
Depth and Complexity Thinking Maps Set - Task Cards for Co