Chapter Maps Reminder

For social studies tonight, you need to create a chapter map of Lesson Two. If you’re trying to remember how to create a chapter map…keep reading! Here are the four steps for creating a chapter map from the Step Up to Writing program:

  • Find the chapter title. Write the topic anywhere on the page as long as additional information can be built around it. Put this topic in all caps, put a circle around it, or box it in. Illustrate the topic. Novelty and pictures help learning and memory, so be creative.
  • Determine what subtopics you will need. The chapter subheadings may help. You should have several subtopics. Print these subheadings in large letters and connect them to the main topic. Again, it will help if you add illustrations.
  • Look for supporting details by doing a careful reading of the chapter. Check your entries to make sure that what you write down is accurate. Connect the details to the heading. Don’t forget to use color, symbols, or pictures.
  • Go over your map. Be creative but remember that you want your map to be a collection of facts. When you are finished, you should be able to explain all of your drawings and markings to your classmates.

© 2008 Sopris West Educational Services

For those of us who are more visual, here’s a photograph that might help:

Chapter Map

Be sure to let me know if you have any questions.


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3 responses to “Chapter Maps Reminder

  1. Sam C

    Thanks for the reminder. (Thank you, um, um) (YODA)

  2. Carrie

    Since I wasn’t there on Friday for the my reflections. What do I do for writing about the camp counsler?

    • mcteach

      Just to clarify…you WERE at school on Friday, but our counselor was here on Wednesday! What I’d like to see everyone write is a reflection about what their thoughts are about Caritas. Are you nervous? Excited? Haven’t given it a second thought? Is there anything in particular that you’re looking forward to the most? Any questions you might have?

      Does that help?

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