Mind map

Any resource that includes a mind map, spidergram, word map or brainstorm.

Encourages learners to think (and mind-map / thought-web) about skills required for a good conversation and then test them out and evaluate after a 5 minute conversation with a partner.
Written for young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome but suitable for all.

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
SLd/E2.2
SLd/E3.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/L1.1
SLd/E3.3
SLd/L1.2
General
Autistic spectrum support

Fabulous multi-sensory resource for introducing mind mapping to learners at all levels. Includes teaching instructions, keys words and images (best laminated), sample mind map, sample report writing exercise based on mind map, and a very useful handout: ‘How to Mind Map’.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/E3.1

An excellent mind map for those that want to mind map but aren’t quite sure how to get started!

Level
E3
L1
L2
General
Study Skills and General Teaching

Apostrophes – another great mind map from Nikki Brown – summarising the two uses of apostrophes along with some useful tips and rules.

Level
L2
L1
English
Ws/L2.4
Rs/L1.2
Apostrophes

An excellent mind map summarising spelling strategies. Useful for revision and prompting discussion with E2 -L2 learners.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E3.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1

A word map designed to help students build words and make vocabulary connections. Use for spelling, parts of speech, or vocabulary work. Also makes a lovely display poster if blown up to A3.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.1
Ww/E3.2
Ww/L1.1

Originally created for a dyslexic student student who had learned to spell the word ‘laughter’. Use as an example for students to follow when making other word maps (but encourage them to make their own maps and make their own ‘connections’).

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/E3.2
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1
General
Dyslexia support

Suffixes and SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review). Two more wonderful mind maps from Nikki Brown. One summarises spelling rules for adding suffixes and is accompanied by 3 pages of revision worksheets. The second one sums up the SQ3R reading strategy – which can be useful for dyslexia and general reading support.
Please also download the separate answer sheet for the suffix questions.

Level
L1
L2
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1
General
Dyslexia support

Two great mindmaps for visual / picture thinkers. One shows you how to mindmap, the other summarises spelling strategies.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/E2.2
Ww/E3.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1
General
Study Skills and General Teaching