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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   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Reading and Writing Workshop: Freak the Mighty

Students use a variety of reading and writing strategies as they read Rodman Philbrick’s Freak the Mighty.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Graphic Life Map

In this autobiographical prewriting activity, students brainstorm important memories, choose graphics to represent these memories, and then rank the events as low or high points in their lives.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Developing Reading Plans to Support Independent Reading

Students analyze their past readings and use that knowledge to create reading plans for the future.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Boys Read: Considering Courage in Novels

In this lesson designed especially for boys, students read a work of realistic fiction and get to know courageous male characters through writing, Internet activities, and discussion.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Texting a Response to Lord of the Flies

Students use Lord of the Flies to explore communication styles and techniques by writing text messages from one of the novel’s characters to an imagined audience off the island.

 

Grades   5 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Songs of Our Lives: Using Lyrics to Write Stories

Students learn about the life and music of John Lennon, write a short story from their lives integrating lyrics from some of their favorite songs, and create a class book of stories.

 

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 1

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.