This was typical of Montel’s writing before the HOW2 intervention.
A learning support tutor worked with Montel but these were all the ideas he could muster, listed in radial fashion.
Once his ideas were put in front of him, Montel not only started to organise them into groups, he also produced more ideas.
The basic grouping of ideas was discussed. From this, the structure of the map developed. And all the further sub-groups.
“Writing’s easy when you do the thinking first!”
Here is what Montel wrote after discussing the ideas organised in his map.
Did you know there is a ten-stage model mapping course you can use with your pupils? Or, indeed, use it to teach your colleagues. It’s a no-nonsense step-by-step guide that will teach you to be thorough in your mapping. Find it in the Teaching Strategies collection in the Library. And maybe tell us about your transformations.
With a first-class degree in graphic design, primary teacher Laura Johns was putting her creative mind to work. What was the best way to teach her pupils letter writing, she pondered. How could she make it engaging and with a fair degree of collaborative learning too?