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Key Questions and Comments 
How did the student learning objective communicate expectations for learning outcomes?

How does the circle map help students generate and organize their thoughts?

Why was combining the tree map and stoplight strategy beneficial to student understanding?

Notice the many different types of support the teacher provides during this lesson.  Consider how these help students with different learning styles.

Description of Video

Discover how Karen Parks combines graphic organizers to help students understand and format their writing. 


0:12 Teacher introduction to essay composition
1:17 Identifies Learning Objectives
1:32 Circle Map (Brainstorming Map)
2:05 Tree Map (Classifying Map) and Stoplight Strategy
5:52 Guided Practice


Communicating Learning Objectives
Graphic organizers
Guided Practice
Thinking Maps

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