Semantic Map Comprehension Strategy
Another way to classify information is by using a semantic map (Blachowicz & Fisher, 2006). A semantic map is one in which the key concept is at the categorically center surrounded by important ideas that connect to it. The farther ideas are from the center, the more specific the information. This method should be used as a review of concepts. Although this method is similar to a brainstorming map, there is a significant difference. In the semantic map, the teacher provides vocabulary that must be included in the graphic. Sometimes, teachers choose to give students an incomplete map for students to finish. Students must provide the details.
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