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Re: Cognitive Process Theory of Writing
Fri Sep 25, 2015 05:49 (XFF:

I use the tree map from Thinking Maps. This assists students in writing three topic sentences. With lines underneath each topics, it guides students to support topics with sentences. This is the graphic organizer I use when instructing my students to write persuasive essays. I use the flow map for instruction on narrative writings. This allows for the students to fill in a beginning, middle and end of writing pieces.

  • Cognitive Process Theory of Writing - shannonsilver, Sun Sep 20 17:03
    Graphic organizers fit perfectly in the planning process of writing. We used circle maps to generate ideas, concept maps to organize components and flow maps to help with sequencing. Dose anyone else ... more
    • Re: Cognitive Process Theory of Writing - brittanyavery, Fri Sep 25 20:23
      I recently used a (new to me) GO to teach a lesson on writing small moment stories. I don't know the actual name of the GO that I used, but it had a large circle with a small circle inside of it. I... more
      • Circle Map - megangouge, Sun Sep 27 12:42
        I love this idea of using circle maps for a small moment story! Small moments are such a hard thing for many students to grasp! I have used circle maps in the past with a number in the middle to show ... more
      • Circle Map - shannonsilver, Sat Sep 26 09:49
        That's a circle map and It is so versatile. You can use it for anything. I'm glad you saw it's usefulness. You could also use a tree map once the students have there small moment chosen and then they ... more
        • Circle Map - Regina, Sun Sep 27 13:14
          I've used circle maps and tree maps for many things, but using one for a small moment lesson is a great idea. I am currently taking the writing class and working on my Narrative unit so those ideas... more
    • Re: Cognitive Process Theory of Writing - byrdaw, Fri Sep 25 05:49
      • Tree Maps - Melanie McLeod, Sat Sep 26 10:10
        Hi, Adele: Tree Maps are great for writing informational-book topics and details, as well. I enjoyed using them when I taught upper-elementary.
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