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Thinking Maps® OverviewThinkingProcessCommon CoreState StandardsThinking Maps®as ToolsDetermine the meaning ofdomain-specific and generalacademic vocabulary.BrainstormingorDefining in ContextUse relevant descriptivedetails and sensorylanguage in reading andwriting.DescribingCompare and contrastimportant points in two textsor points of view. Drawinformal comparative inferencesabout two populations.ComparingandContrastingDetermine main idea of text.Recount the key supportingdetails in complex texts.ClassifyingEssentialQuestionsCircle MapBubbleMapDoubleBubbleMapTreeMapWhat does _____ mean?Can you define________?How would you describethis ________? Whatqualities are important forthis _________?What are the similaritiesand differences between________? Whatsimilarities do you thinkare most important?What are the ideas anddetails that support yourmain idea?
Thinking Maps® OverviewThinkingProcessCommon CoreState StandardsThinking Maps®as ToolsSequencingCauseandEffectEssentialQuestionsWhat is the major partsof _______? How can_____ be decomposed?What happened next? Inwhat order should yousequence _______?What are the causes andeffects of ______? Whatwas the motivationbehind ________?What is the similarrelationship between______? How are thesetwo ______ related?Decode words withcommon affixes; find allfactor pairs for a wholenumber.Part-to-WholeBraceMapUnderstand solving anequation or inequality as aprocess of answeringquestions.FlowMapEvaluate the argument andspecific claims in a text.Determine the impact ofauthor’s purpose and point ofview have on a text.Multi-FlowMapAnalyze the relationshipbetween a primary andsecondary sources. Analyzepatterns and relationships.SeeingRelationshipsBridgeMap
Common Core Standard:Understand and use general (Tier 2) anddomain-specific (Tier 3) academic vocabulary.What does _________ mean? Can you define______________?Cognitive Vocabulary:DEFINEBRAINSTORMCONTEXT CLUESLISTIDENTIFYTELL ABOUTPRIOR KNOWLEDGEEXPLORE THE MEANINGDISCUSS
Common Core Standard:Use relevant descriptive details and sensory languagein reading and writing.How would you describe____________? What are thecharacteristics of ___________________?Cognitive Vocabulary:DESCRIBEOBSERVE USING 5 SENSESUSE VIVID LANGUAGEDESCRIBE FEELINGSATTRIBUTESPROPERTIESCHARACTERISTICSQUALITITESADJECTIVES
Common Core Standard:Compare and contrast important points intwo texts or points of viewWhat are the similarities and differences between _________and ___________? How are _____________ and______________ alike and different?Cognitive Vocabulary:COMPARE AND CONTRASTSIMILARITIES ANDDIFFERENCESDISTINGUISH BETWEENDIFFERENTIATEALIKE/DIFFERENT
Common Core Standard:Determine the main idea(s) and keysupporting details in complex texts.What is the main idea of _________________?What are the supporting details?Cognitive Vocabulary:CLASSIFYGROUP/ SORTCATEGORIZEMAIN IDEATYPES OFKINDS OFGIVE SUFFICIENT AND RELATEDDETAILSLIST AND ELABORATETAXONOMYDIFFERENTIATE
Common Core Standard:Understand the steps and patterns in complex processes inorder to answer questions and solve problems.What ordered steps would you follow to solve ___________?How would you demonstrate the steps to solving __________?Cognitive Vocabulary:SEQUENCEPUT IN ORDERRECOUNTRETELLWHAT HAPPENS NEXT?PATTERNSCYCLESPROCESSESCHANGESOLVE MULTI-STEPPROBLEMS
Common Core Standard:Use common affixes to determine and clarifythe meaning of unfamiliar terms.How would you analyze the structural parts of______________ to suggest improvements?Cognitive Vocabulary:PART/WHOLEPARTS OFSHOW STRUCTURETAKE APARTANATOMYPHYSICAL COMPONENTSDECOMPOSE
What is the impact of the author’s point of view on __________?How would you evaluate the argument and claims in _________?Cognitive Vocabulary:CAUSE AND EFFECTDISCUSS CONSEQUENCESWHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF?PREDICTCHANGEIDENTIFY MOTIVESWHY?RESULTSOUTCOMESBENEFITSCommon Core Standard:Evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text; Determinethe impact the author’s purpose and point of view have on atext.
Common Core Standard:Analyze the relationship between a primary andsecondary source; Analyze patterns and relationshipsWhat is the relationship between ______and _______? Howwould you analyze the relationships and analogies in _________?CognitiveVocabulary:SEEING ANALOGIESIDENTIFY THECOMMONRELATIONSHIPGUESS THE RULEINTERPRET SYMBOLSSIMILEMETAPHORALLEGORY