Map It Then Write It ! By Kimberly Lott And Sylvia Essay

794 Words Nov 15th, 2015 4 Pages
In the article entitled “Map It Then Write It!” by Kimberly Lott and Sylvia Read, I learned a lot about how beneficial mapping can be before a student begins to write about a certain topic. “Primary students have many options for graphic organizers to help develop writing skills in science” (Lott and Read, 46). This quote from the article really seems to sum up what the article was about because children have so many opportunities to use mapping to make their writing better, especially since there are so many different types of mapping. The purpose of this article is to inform teachers how to implement mapping in the classroom for students to learn how to organize and improve their writing skills.
The article went in great detail about the different types of mapping and how to relate these to science. The first type of mapping is bubble maps (Lott and Read, 47). Bubble maps can be used for students to brainstorm ideas about a certain topic, such as writing a topic in the center and thinking of words to explain it. Also, students could write down different scientific properties in their bubble map as they do their observations. This type of map relates to writing standards two and five from the Common Core standards because they both say that students should be able to develop and plan their writing, as well as write their texts effectively and organized, which the bubble map helps to achieve. This was my favorite type of mapping that was shown because I think that it…

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