Thinking Maps are a great way to increase your students’ understanding of topics within your curriculum. The developers of these maps (www.thinkingmaps.com) hold trainings all over the United States. Many of your schools are implementing these ideas.
Each of these maps require your students to use a different kind of “thinking” in order to complete. Use these posters in your classroom as reminders of how to construct the map and how to use it. Make sure to give your students ample opportunities to use these maps, either in their interactive journals, on posters with groups, or on large sheets of bulletin board paper (this makes for a great hallway display).
Along with the posters/anchor charts, I have also included ideas for how to use each Thinking Map in your classroom. These can be used across the curriculum (that’s the best way to use them). There are tons of ways to use them, so think about the skills you need your students to master and how these can help them reach these goals.
These posters are intended for a single classroom use. If your colleagues love what you have, please do not just copy them or send them via email, as this violates copyright laws. Please refer them to my TpT store, or purchase an additional license. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Happy Teaching! - Martha from “The Owl Spot”