Introduction to Webbing
Commonly used as a tool to help begin the writing process or a research assignment, webbing is a brainstorming method that provides structure for ideas and facts. Brainstorming webs provide students with a flexible framework for idea development, organizing and prioritizing information.
Typically, major topics or central concepts are at the center of a brainstorming web. Links from the center connect supporting details or ideas with the core concept or topic.
Definition of a Web
A web is a visual map that shows how different categories of information relate to one another. Webs are typically used by students, teachers and professionals as brainstorming strategies for developing and connecting ideas.
Benefits of Brainstorming Webs
How to Use Different Types of Brainstorming Webs in the Classroom
The following types of brainstorming webs are commonly used for teaching literary analysis, reading comprehension and writing across the curriculum. Literary webs, character webs, comparison webs, and pre-writing webs are easy to create using Inspiration Software®’s visual learning tools - Inspiration®’s, Webspiration Classroom™’s and Kidspiration®’s built-in templates and activities. An immediate jumpstart into visual learning, these cross-curricular learning exercises help students and educators see how easy and fun organized thinking can be!
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