Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Text Mapping: Literacy Strateby

Aloha, I was reading an article in the Teacher Gazette today by Cheryl Sigmon. The article overviews the process of text mapping to help students understand text structure. The way it work is the teacher picks a portion of text to analyze. She/he copies the pages of the text and tapes them so they are vertical like a scroll. Then she passes out scrolls to groups of students. The students then mark up the scrolls using highlighters or felt pens. Read this article to see how they do it and how it helps!

1 comment:

Toni said...

I didn't realize that students might have trouble connecting page to page or topic to topic. Text mapping appears to be a method that might aleviate that problem. I think I may try it out next Fall, after I research more about it.