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Textmapping is a graphic organizer technique that can be used to teach reading comprehension and writing skills, study skills, and course content.
It is Mosaic-friendly - i.e., it can be used to support the the methods discussed in "Mosaic of Thought", as well as the methods discussed in other books such as "Strategies that Work" and "I Read It But I Don't Get It".
It enables comprehension to be modeled explicitly and in great detail. It accomodates a variety of learning styles [http://www.textmapping.org/lessonFAQ.html#learningStyles] and, in particular, provides a "way in" for struggling and LD readers [http://www.textmapping.org/middlebrookScrolls.10.02.03.html] by playing to their strengths and abilities.
Textmapping involves the use of paper scrolls [http://www.textmapping.org/scrolls.html], colored markers, and a spatially-descriptive form of marking called mapping [http://www.textmapping.org/mapping.html].
Textmapping has seven instructional benefits [http://www.textmapping.org/benefits.html].
It is easy to learn and easy to implement in the classroom.
Implementation costs [http://www.textmapping.org/costs.html] are very low. It is a free program. The only cost is in materials (photocopies, tape or glue stick, markers).
Textmapping has been used with mainstream, ESL, and special needs classes at all levels, from elementary through college.
You will find answers to frequently asked questions on our FAQ [http://www.textmapping.org/lessonFAQ.html] page.
The Textmapping Project [http://www.textmapping.org] is a non-profit organization serving classroom teachers. We provide free instructional resources, including lesson guides and print-ready materials for staff developers. Information on the site is copyrighted under the teacher-friendly terms of the CCPL [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0], the terms of which encourage unfettered copying and distribution for non-commercial purposes. The site is accessible to individuals with disabilities (AAA rated).
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