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Discussion Web/Map Your Point
(Billmeyer and Barton, 1998; Walk and Schmidt, 2004)
The discussion web provides students the opportunity to put their ideas to paper before they are expected to share them in a classroom discussion. Students who may have more difficulty verbalizing their thoughts benefit from having time to formulate their responses. It is tailored after McTighe and Lyman’s (1988) think-pair-share discussion cycle. Thoughts are written, shared with a partner, and then shared with the class at large.
Map Your Point:
Map your point organizers create frameworks for students to build positions and to organize evidence in support of their ideas. They provide the student a place to write his/her position, the reasons for that position, and what the opposing viewpoint might include.
Follow the link to the Eureka! site to see an example of these literacy strategies.
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