HYIS Non-Linguistic Spring 2009 Part III Statesville Middle School April 22, 2009 “Give students a thought and they’ll learn for a day. TEACH them to think and they will learn for a lifetime.” Graphic Organizers Combine linguistic (words/phrases) and nonlinguistic (symbols/arrows) to represent relationships Why?? Students creating and utilizing graphic organizes causes them to elaborate on knowledge Students then understand the content to a greater depth Graphic Organizers also assist with recall of information. The power lies in students owning the strategy… which graphic organizer fits which type of information Six Common Patterns of Information Organization from Marzano’s Research Most information can be organized with one of the six common patterns: Descriptive Time-sequence Process/cause-effect Episode Generalization/principle patterns Concept patterns Thinking Maps Many schools in our district have been trained to teach and utilize “Thinking Maps.” These “Thinking Maps” come from the research that identified the most predominant thinking skills utilized by and required of students as they learn. Focus for SMS At the 4.7.09 CASL PD, we did consensograms for each Thinking Map to see which ones, as a staff, we needed to review The results are: Circle Map Double Bubble Map Tree Map Multi-Flow Map Bridge Map Examples of the other 3 types are posted in this PPT as hidden slides at the end. You can easily access them at your convenience from my webpage. Circle Map Defining In Context World History Circle Map and Caricature Double Bubble Comparing and Contrasting Wood Working Class East Cary Middle School Biology Double Bubble Tree Map Classifying Algebra Tree Map EXAMPLES FROM GEAR-UP SCHOOLS TEXAS Multi-Flow Map Cause and Effect Multi-Flow: Research Tool Bridge Map Seeing Analogies as Bridging Ideas: Review & Focus Other Types There are many other types of generic visual/graphic organizers that you might use but…. The power of the “Thinking Maps” is having a tool box for students where they understand what they are and how to use them. Hardwiring their brains…. Kingdom Animalia KINGDOM Phylum Chordata PHYLUM Class Mammalia CLASS ORDER Order Carnivora FAMILY GENUS SPECIES Family Felidae Genus Panthera Species tigris Next steps Utilize a new graphic organizer in your classroom instruction. Can be a Thinking Map Can be another type of graphic organizer Resource Links http://www.cheney268.com/Learning/Organizers /HistoryMapping.htm http://www.inspiration.com/Examples/Inspiratio n#Math http://www.inspiration.com/Examples/Inspiratio n#social-studies http://www.inspiration.com/Examples/Inspiratio n#Language-Arts http://www.inspiration.com/Examples/Inspiratio n#Science Resource Links Yatesmilles.ccpss.net/thinkingmaps http://freeology.com/graphicorgs/index.ph p http:www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/ http:www.fresno.k12.ca.us/divdept/sscien ce/graphicorgan.htm http://www.thinkingmaps.com/ SHARE OUT… Let the good times roll. . . Take a stroll around the media center to notice the many examples of non-linguistic representations. On the sheet provided, make notes of the ones you think you’d like to try and who provided the example— in case you have questions. Enjoy the music and the snacks. Once you’ve looked at the examples and have done plus, deltas, you are free to go. A HUGE thanks to all who participated by sharing!!