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Graphic Map

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Graphic Map

Grades 3 – 12
Interactive Type Organizing & Summarizing
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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

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The Graphic Map is designed to assist teachers and students in reading and writing activities. The organizer focuses on charting the high and low points related to a particular item or group of items, such as chapters in a book, amounts of money spent, events during a day, month, year, or life, or scenes in a play. The Graphic Map creates a graphic representation of these high and low points that displays related images and descriptions. The interactive can be used as a prewriting activity, as students map ideas for an autobiography; as a postreading activity, as students map the significance of events in a story; and as a reflection and assessment activity, as students map the high and low points of their inquiry process.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Writing and Assessing an Autobiographical Incident

Students build upon their knowledge of biographies to write their own autobiographical incident. After going through a process of revision, they use a rubric to assess their work.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Book Clubs: Reading for Fun

This lesson describes how small groups of students can plan meetings to discuss what they've read in a "just for fun" book club they've organized—and that they control.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Mapping Characters Across Book Series

Students work on a guided characterization project, using a graphic map to illustrate the ways a character from a book series grows and evolves over the course of the story.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Talking, Writing, and Reasoning: Making Thinking Visible with Math Journals

Students explore how their problem-solving strategies work by writing in math journals as they work in small groups to solve a math puzzle with multiple solutions.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Graphing Plot and Character in a Novel

In this graphical mapping project, students assign a value to the events, characters, and themes in a novel and think about how the elements of the story are all interconnected.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Creating Family Timelines: Graphing Family Memories and Significant Events

Students interview family members, and then create graphic family timelines based on important and memorable family events.

 

Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Boars and Baseball: Making Connections

In this lesson, students will make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections after reading In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. After sharing and discussing connections, students choose and plan a project that makes a personal connection to the text.

 

Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources

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Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Timeline

Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Story Map

The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 2

Get ready to go back to school!

Students share details about their lives with one another using the interactive Graphic Map and share their memories in small groups or with the whole class.

 

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Grades   3 – 12  |  Game & Tool

Graphic Map

The Graphic Map allows children and teens to chart the significant points related to a particular item or group of items, such as chapters in a book, amounts of money spent, events during a day,
month, year, or life, or scenes in a play.