Good morning everyone! Today I have my first guest post! I was so impressed when I read this. It is so thorough and informative!
Today’s guest post comes from Heather, she has been teaching 3rd grade for over 8 years and has a Masters Degree in Secondary and Professional Studies. She is a regular contributor to Teacher Lingo and to The Mailbox Magazine as a freelance writer. You can often find Heather writing for TeacherLingo.com, where teachers can buy and sell their original lesson plans, worksheets, and more.
Please give her some love with your comments! :)
Many of your students have heads full of creative ideas, but getting those ideas on paper in an organized manner is often a difficult task. At the beginning stages of the writing process, thinking maps can be an invaluable tool to help your students start their writing on the right track. Thinking maps can be used with virtually any writing prompt or task and may even determine the task by helping students determine the best way to present information.