At Core & Witty Designs, the "My Experience Map" (MEM) is a graphic organizer designed for students to use as they read through and make sense of text. It supports student engagement through reflecting on the topic using their personal experiences and making inquiries about the topic. While skimming the passage or story, students use text features and structures to create meaning and understand the author's purpose. Students use context clues to explore the meaning of unfamiliar words. Through this mapping experience, students can make new connections and gain new knowledge about the topic for a lifetime.