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  1. Thinking Maps Thinking Maps Training February 3, 2010

  2. The Brace Map WHOLE TO PART RELATIONSHIPS Name the thought process:

  3. BRACE MAP Identifying Whole to Part Relationships The Brace Map: • is used for analyzing the component parts of physical or concrete objects • is used in identifying the spatial relationship of parts to the whole or “structural analysis” • almost always uses nouns to name the parts of an object

  4. Guiding Questions for Constructing a Brace Map • What is the name of the whole object? • What are the major physical parts of the object? • What are the subparts of each major part? • What is this object a part of? • What parts, if any, are missing?

  5. The Brace Map + + = = + + Whole to Parts

  6. Key Words • Parts of • Show the structure • Take apart • Identify the structure • Physical components • Anatomy

  7. Guiding Questions for a Frame of Reference • How do you know what you know about identifying the parts? • What prior knowledge and/or experiences influence your understanding about this object? • Where did you get you information? • What source(s) did you use to identify the whole and its parts? • Is one source better than another for this information?

  8. Using the Brace Map Across Disciplines Math { { { 400 100 100 100 100 10 10 10 1 1 Parts of a Number Understanding place value and the value of each number 432 30 2

  9. We need to know how to convert % to decimals. We could use 10%. We have to know that this is a two step problem. We need some prior knowledge about what a “tip” is.

  10. Using the Brace Map Across Disciplines Music: Structural Parts of an Instrument Help students see relationships between larger parts and smaller parts

  11. Using the Brace Map Across Disciplines Science: Structural Analysis of Objects Can help students visualize the new vocabulary words as they analyze scientific structures.

  12. Social Studies

  13. Egyptian Tomb

  14. Technology

  15. Art

  16. The Brace Map for the English Learner Used with realia and pictures

  17. The Brace Map for the English Learner Constructing Simple Sentences

  18. The Brace Map for the English Learner Naming Parts With Academic Vocabulary

  19. The Brace Map for the English Learner Acclimation to a new environment

  20. The Brace Map for the English Learner “Big Idea” Academic Vocabulary

  21. The Brace Map for the English Learner Compound Words

  22. The Brace Map for the English Learner Contractions

  23. The Brace Map for the English Learner Word Analysis and Stress Patterns

  24. The Brace Map for the English Learner Forms of Language

  25. The Brace Map for the English Learne Visualizing a Setting

  26. Classroom Applications Using the Brace Map Constructing Simple Sentences Realia and pictures Contractions Word Analysis and Stress Patterns Compound Words Naming Parts With Academic Vocabulary Forms of Language Acclimation to a new environment “Big Idea” Academic Vocabulary Visualizing a Setting

  27. Assignment Handout Between now and our next session: Use the Brace Map across different disciplines. Bring student samples to our next session to share with the group.