Mind Mapping Bundle

Mind Mapping Bundle
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  1. This is a fun way to analyze ANY piece of literature. Students identify major elements of a text and cite evidence in their maps. The maps are a creative way for them to organize their thoughts and begin analyzing the text. I use five categories: characters, setting(s), conflict(s), elements of fict
  2. These are the directions for the mindmap with less creativity and color, but there are examples for each piece within. I like using the colored graphic directions, but I created these first. My students reference the directions each time they create mind maps, so it's always helpful to have differen
  3. Students can use these guiding worksheets to create themes and outlines for essays from their mind maps. This is a great way to go from the mind map to an essay. Students have said that creating the mind maps makes writing literary analysis essays super easy!
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I use mind maps for every piece of literature I teach. It is a graphic organizer that gives kids choice and allows them to bring their personal creativity and style into their assignments. Mind maps aid students in analyzing literature and also prepares them to write a thorough literary analysis essay. It focuses on citing evidence and analyzing text for five main areas: characters, settings, conflicts, other elements of fiction (foreshadowing, irony, etc.), and topics (which turn into themes). My students love doing these and they can be used as individual or group assignments, turned into presentations or essays, and, once they are taught, can be meaningful sub plans!

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Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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