Topics Tree

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Purpose:
To provide a visual format to help students link a "root topic" or "root word" to supporting details.  Offers an organized means to brainstorm details to key topics.

Instructions:

  • List a main idea or root word below the tree.
  • Ask students to brainstorm by offering details that relate to the main idea
  • Use this information to complete a data chart that will give students the opportunity to study/observe examples of the details they were able to brainstorm.

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