Topic Tree

Here's a graphic that provides learners a place to record their ideas on any topic. After identifying a subject, they record their ideas within the follage of the tree.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have non-verbal learners use picture cards and velcro to place ideas in their topic tree
  • Because some learners fine it difficult to decode materials printed on white paper, print the graphic on beige or ecru paper
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed for learners with autism, the graphic is appropriate for all learners and all classes
Pros

  • The clean lines of the graphic limit confusion
  • The graphic can be used for planning for writing or discussion
Cons

  • None