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How I Wrapped up the Year with Learning Maps

A few weeks ago I read an article about having students create an end of the year learning map.  I liked the idea of having students reflect on all that they'd learned but was a little irked that there were no pictures or clear instructions.  Fortunately, I had a picture in my mind and promised myself I'd publish my own pictures when my students finished.

I cut three large pieces of butcher paper and wrote the following in the middle:  writing, reading, and listening/speaking.  In the meantime, I gave students about forty minutes to review all of their work published to our class blog, all of the comments they received from me on turnitin, their English notebooks, and the grade book.  I told them to jot down notes about what they specifically learned this year as they reflected on their work.

Then, I placed the posters around the room and asked students to visit each one, writing down what they learned this year.  I told them to consider writing down the activity and what they learned or improved on as a result of that activity.  Here's what I got:










If I did it again, I would have them revisit all of their work as a homework assignment.  I really liked the way it turned out and enjoyed listening to their conversations around the posters. 

Now, it's time for summer!
My Dog, Bella enjoying our backyard


My husband, Doug, enjoying his new BBQ

Corn Hole- SO fun

My homemade lemon meringue pie for Father's Day

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