How do I build a Flow Map? 



Add a Flow Map to your exercise by clicking the (+) icon. 





Select the Flow Map. 





Double-click inside the first stage box to enter text.  

Each stage box is divided into four landing zones, initially.









  • Releasing the Idea Generator on the top right landing zone adds a stage after the current stage. 
  • Releasing the Idea Generator on the top left landing zone adds a stage before the current one. 
  • Releasing the Idea Generator on the bottom, right landing zone adds a Substage.  




  • After adding the first Substage, there will only be one landing zone (substage) on the bottom of any Stage nodes that are added to the Map.



  • NOTE: Releasing the Idea Generator on the bottom, left landing zone adds a Detail and sets you on the path to building a Flow Map for Write from the Beginning and Beyond (see below).
  • Repeat the above steps to build your Flow Map.










How do I build a Flow Map for Write from the Beginning and Beyond?


Write from the Beginning…and Beyond builds on the power of Thinking Maps to establish a school-wide focus on effective writing across all grade levels and content areas. This developmental, vertically aligned K-8 writing curriculum is rigorous enough to serve as the backbone of instruction for an entire district.


This Flow Map uses Details and transition words instead of Substages to create a clear structure for writing in any domain. It is used for writing instruction in Write from the Beginning…and Beyond.



Add a Flow Map to your exercise by clicking the (+) icon. 



Select the Flow Map. 





Double-click inside the first stage box to enter text.  

Each stage box is divided into four landing zones, initially.





  • Releasing the Idea Generator on the top right landing zone adds a stage after the current stage. 
  • Releasing the Idea Generator on the top left landing zone adds a stage before the current one. 
  • Releasing the Idea Generator on the bottom, LEFT landing zone adds a Detail.



  • After adding the first Detail, there will only be one landing zone (Detail) on the bottom of any Stage nodes that are added to the Map.


  




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