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Brace Map
The Brace Map is used for seeing
the structural analysis of whole to
parts relationships
cell
Science concept TEKS 6.5 A
Identify and describe a system
Cell membrane
that results from the
Cell wall
combination of two or more
Gogi body
systems such as in the solar
nucleolus
systems
nucleus
DNA
Essential question: What are
the parts of a cell?
Bubble Map
Describing
• Essential Question: What fact,
detail, or key information do you
MAGNIFICATION
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MICROSCOPE
ELECTRON
MICROSCOPE
MICROSCOPE
ANTONIE
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SCIENTIST
Flow Maps
(K.6) A – Use patterns to predict what comes next, including cause-and-effect
relationships.
Circle Map
(K.6) A – Use patterns to predict what comes next, including cause-and-effect
relationships.
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Tree Map
(1.3) B. Use concrete and pictorial models to apply basic addition and subtraction
facts (up to 9+9=18 and 18-9=9.
Fact Families
6
1+5
5+1
3+3
6+0
0+6
4+2
2+4
7
4+3
7+0
0+7
3+4
6+1
1+6
2+5
5+2
8
8+0
0+8
7+1
1+7
4+4
3+5
2+6
6+2
9
10
9+0
0+9
1+8
8+1
7+2
2+7
5+4
4+5
5+5
10+0
0+10
9+1
1+9
8+2
2+8
Double Bubble
(4.8) C – Use essential attributes to define two- and three-dimensional geometric figures.
Circle Map
(5.2) A Generate a fraction equivalent to a given fraction such as 1/2 and 3/6 or 4/12
and 1/3.
Suggested Sequence for Explicit Problem Solving
Tree Map
(3.11) D – Identify concrete models that approximate standard units of
weight/mass and use them to measure weight/mass.
Measurement
Customary
Ounces (oz)
pencils
paper
cups
pens
posters
drinks
Units_________________
Pounds (lbs.)
people
food
reindeer
desk
fish
animals
Tons (T)
cars
trucks
airplanes
trees
whales
boats
Flow Map
[6.8D] Convert measures within the same measurement system based on
relationships between the units
Bridge Map and Tree Map
[6.6A] Use angle measurements to classify angles as acute, obtuse, or
right
[7.6A] Use angle measurements to classify pairs of angles as
complementary or supplementary
Flow Map
[7.3A] Estimate and find solutions to application problems involving percent
[8.3B] Estimate and find solutions to application problems involving percents
and other proportional relationships such as similarity and rates
Bridge Map
[6.12A] [7.14A] [8.15A] Communicate mathematical ideas using language, efficient tools,
appropriate units, and graphical, numerical, physical, or algebraic mathematical models
Tree Map
[A.1D] Represent relationships among quantities using concrete models,
tables, graphs, diagrams, verbal descriptions, equations, and inequalities
Circle Map
[A.1D] Represent relationships among quantities using concrete models,
tables, graphs, diagrams, verbal descriptions, equations, and inequalities
Tree Map
[A.4A] To find specific function values, simplify polynomial expressions, transform and
solve equations, and factor as necessary in problem situations
[P.3] Investigate properties of trigonometric and polynomial functions
Algebra
A bride map is use to show analogies, such as those on the SAT
test.
Bridge Map
1.14G analyze characters, including their traits, feelings, relationships, and changes (1-3) – 5th 6 weeks.
2.11H analyze characters, including their traits, relationships, and changes (1-3) - 3rd 6 weeks.
Home Hints:spelling words, habitats or primary food sources for animals, makes and models of cars.
TEKS K.6/1.6 (A) sort
organisms and objects
according to their parts and
characteristics
Brace Map for Science:
TEKS 2.6 (C) observe and record the functions of
animals parts
Compound eye
Grasshopper
Antenna
Mouthparts
Thorax
Legs
Wings
Tympanum (ear)
Abdomen
Spiracles (breathing)
Tree Map for Science:
TEKS 4.9 (B) identify and provide examples of
inherited traits and learned characteristics
Inherited or Learned?
Inherited
Freckles Spinning a Web Big Ears
Learned
Shape of a Leaf
Playing an
instrument
Keyboarding
Flow Map for Science:
TEKS 5.6 (B) identify the significance of the water,
carbon, and nitrogen cycles
Precipitation
Condensation
Water vapor, a
gas returns to
liquid state
Liquid water falls as rain,
sleet, hail, or snow
Evaporation
Liquid water
becomes water
vapor, a gas
Bridge Map for Social Studies:
TEKS 1.9 (A) describe the requirements of
various jobs and the characteristics of a job
well-performed
Community Helpers
police officer
fireman
as
crime
helps to fight
fires
as
custodian
doctor
as
illness
litter
Circle Map for Social Studies:
TEKS 3.10 (A) identify characteristics of good citizenship
Social Studies book
belief in justice
obeys the law
respects authority
shows courage
Good
Citizen
loves his/her
country
respects others
stands up for the
rights of others
Class discussions
Interview with parents
Multi-Flow Map for Social Studies:
TEKS 4.3(A) Analyze the causes, major events, effects
of the Texas Revolution, including the battles of the
Alamo and San Jacinto
Isolation of Texas from the
seat of the Mexican
government
Cultural differences
Racial prejudice and
slavery
Anglo and Mexican Texans refused to accept
the changes dictated by Santa Anna
Texas Revolution
TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills)
(11) Reading/literary concepts. The student analyzes literary elements for their contributions to meaning in literary texts. The student is
expected to:
(A) compare and contrast aspects of texts such as themes, conflicts, and allusions both within and across texts;
(A)
analyze relevance of setting and time frame to text's meaning;
(C) describe the development of plot and identify conflicts and how they are addressed and resolved;
(E) connect literature to historical contexts, current events, and his/her own experiences; and
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Vocabulary Word Study
“Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”
by Ambrose Bierce
English III
Bridge Map – Analogies
sets the rules
Related Factor
etiquette _as Student Code of Conduct as UIL Rule Book as Employee Ethics
Southern
Order at School
Football Game
Teacher Conduct at Work
Lifestyles
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English III
Flow Map – Sequencing
Rebel soldier
appears at
plantation to lure
(unbeknownst to
protagonist)
Farquhar to bridge
As he mentally
prepares for his own
hanging, Farquhar
plans a miraculous
escape in Owl Creek
Farquhar proceeds to Owl
Creek Bridge to destroy it in
order to prevent his handing
Farquhar is seen with
his wife and children at
his plantation
Northern troops
arrest Farquhar
and prepare a
military hanging for
him
During his reverie the Northern
soldier releases the plank that
either is his escape or his death
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