My Terrific Tree Maps are a great tool to use with science and language arts. We learn a new animal each week and I read a non-fiction book to the children about our animal. Our class brainstorms ideas about our animal on the white board and then we add them to our tree maps in the correct columns. Once the students have filled in their columns we create a sentence or two at the bottom of the provided paper by using the words on our tree maps. For example, Alligators are reptiles and carnivores. Students draw a detailed picture and I hang them up on our tree map wall under their name. I continuously add tree maps weekly and by the end of the school year we have a wonderful tree map wall display of animals A-Z with a beautiful laminated cover. Our Tree Map Wall is a big attraction that everyone likes to see what students can do with writing and science in the primary grades!