Map It Out: Visual Tools for Thinking, Organizing and Communicating

Map It Out: Visual Tools for Thinking, Organizing and Communicating

by Elisabeth H. Wiig, Carolyn C. Wilson

ISBN-10: 1888222581

ISBN-13: 9781888222586

Pub. Date: 08/01/2000

Publisher: Super Duper Publications

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Super Duper Publications
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Age Range:
6 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Part IIntroduction1
Intended Users4
From Mental Models to Conceptual Maps5
Conceptual Maps as Visual Tools8
How to Use Map It Out12
Description of Conceptual Map Units12
Design and Use of Conceptual Maps14
Teaching the Conceptual Map Units with Cognitive Mediation18
Constructing Specialized Conceptual Maps29
Assessing Baselines and Outcomes31
Using Completed Work Maps31
Using Checklists and Behavioral Ratings32
Soliciting Student Comments and Retrospectives33
Part IIConceptual Map Units35
A Quick Guide37
Section 1Meaning and Content (Semantics)39
Unit 1Word Meanings41
Unit 2Word Associations47
Unit 3Word Definitions53
Unit 4Comparing and Contrasting Meanings59
Unit 5Making Inferences and Asking Wh-Questions65
Unit 6Verbal Analogies71
Unit 7Personification77
Unit 8Metaphors and Similes83
Unit 9Analogical Metaphors89
Unit 10Directional (Orientational) Metaphors95
Unit 11Part-Whole and Whole-Part (Metonymy) Metaphors101
Unit 12Conceptual (Ontological) Metaphors107
Section 2Text Comprehension113
Unit 13Interpreting Text Titles115
Unit 14Story Organizer120
Unit 15Themes and Concepts Analysis125
Unit 16Story Pentad130
Unit 17Who--Story Analysis135
Unit 18Where--Story Analysis140
Unit 19When--Story Analysis145
Unit 20How--Story Analysis for Causes and Effects150
Unit 21How--Story Analysis for Relationship Changes155
Unit 22Why--Story Analysis of Reasons and Rationales for Actions160
Unit 23Dynamic Characterization165
Section 3Context (Pragmatics)171
Unit 24Dimensions of Verbal Communication173
Unit 25Dimensions of Nonverbal Communication178
Unit 26Controlling Variables for Pragmatics183
Unit 27Decision-Making for Pragmatics188
Unit 28Communication Breakdown and Clarification193
Unit 29Requests for Clarification198
Unit 30Requests for Actions and Favors203
Unit 31Cultural Features of Communication208
Unit 32Pragmatic Characterization213
Unit 33Perspective Taking218
Unit 34Sharing, Borrowing, and Exchanging223
Unit 35Negotiating Terms228
Unit 36Establishing Better Relationships233
Unit 37Developing Trust238
Unit 38Causes for Conflict or Disagreement243
Unit 39Ongoing Conflict Resolution248
Unit 40Understanding Relationship Changes253
Unit 41Preparing for Role-Playing258
Section 4School Knowledge/Study Skills263
Unit 42Remembering Events265
Unit 43Remembering Messages270
Unit 44Remembering Directions to Locations275
Unit 45Remembering Teacher Instructions280
Unit 46Understanding Rules and Regulations285
Unit 47Social Hierarchies and Communication290
Unit 48School (Organizational) Culture295
Unit 49Understanding Cultural Diversity300
Unit 50Decision-Making Process for Options305
Appendix AA Classroom Teaching Example313
Appendix BA Language Intervention Example314
Baselines for Intervention314
Intervention Scope and Sequence316
A Model for Intervention with Conceptual Mapping316
Postintervention Assessments and Observations317
Ongoing Behavioral Observations318
Evidence of Critical Thinking319
Summary of Observed Benefits319
Appendix CBehavioral Observations of Critical Thinking in Context321
Appendix DCritical Thinking Guide323

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