Are you looking for a way to introduce thinking maps to your classroom? Or, do you need a way to assess your student's knowledge on using thinking maps? If so, then you should try "Thinking Along with Thinking Maps: 3rd Grade Edition."
This thinking map booklet introduces all eight thinking maps, along with the chapter book How to Be Cool in the Third Grade written by Betsy Duffey.
The booklet includes eight premade thinking maps with rubrics, along with a eight "On Your Own" pages w/ rubrics for students. For example, after a whole group lesson on the circle map, an "on your own" page follows for them to work on individually.
Along with the booklet, an 8-day lesson plan correlates with chapters from the book...How to be Cool in the Third Grade. The lesson plans can be modified to suit you and your students needs, and each day is scheduled for approximately 45 minutes. The lesson plan provides activities to do with each map and which chapters to read aloud and discuss each day.
This product can assist you in two ways: it provides you with an enjoyable read aloud, and students can learn the thinking maps at the same time!
I hope you find this product useful in your teaching practices.