Bubble Maps

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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.
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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 is the easiest for children to use and keep their ideas organized. The second type of mapping is a flow map, which helps with sequencing and ordering (Lott and Read, 49). This …show more content…
It is important to join a professional community such as the NSTA because it allows teachers to stay updated and to always learn more about how to make their classroom better. I think that these are both great benefits of joining the NSTA. First, it is great to have all of these articles and resources available in just the click of a button. Secondly, it is very beneficial for us as teachers to constantly be learning new information to implement into our classroom. By having these journals available to use, we are able to learn about new ideas every month. It also is helpful that these are all written and updated currently and we are not reading out of date articles. It is important for us as future teachers to learn how to do things like this now, so that we can carry these ideas into our

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