HookED Describe Plus Plus Map
HookED Describe ++ Map
The map scaffolds for surface (multistructural), deep (relational) and conceptual (extended abstract) learning outcomes as well as providing prompts for structure - simple sentences in the identify step;complex sentences in the explain step, where connective prompts because and so that are provided; and paragraphing through the wonder reflection step.
- - Rectangles ask the learner to describe what they can see (hear, smell, feel etc.). Multistructural task.
- - Speech bubbles ask the learner to explain how or why they think this is like it is. Relational task.
- - Thought bubbles ask the learner to reflect on what this makes them wonder. Extended abstract task.
The HookED Describe++ Map is available in radiating and linear versions.
For Early Years students and students in literacy support it is sometimes necessary to break the map into smaller sections or strips for use with students -
Either as single literacy strips for students draft ideas (What can you see? rectangle, Why do you think it is like that? speech bubble and How effective was that? What was the purpose? What are the implications? or What does it make you wonder? thought bubble) are used as literacy prompts
Alternatively the centre rectangles are cut out and completed by themselves and then dropped into the larger template at a later time.
The map can be used to support student question making during student inquiry or scientific/statistical research. When combined with the HookED SOLO Five - five powerful questions for reflection - it helps students draft questions and answers for deep understanding.
The examples below show how the map is being used in NZ primary and secondary schools.
The HookED Describe Plus Plus Map is also referred to as: HookED Exploded Describe Map; HookED AME Map (Achievement, Merit, Excellence); HookED Describe Explain Evaluate Map; HookED Observation, Inference and Research Question Map; HookED Ideas Relate Extend Map; HookED See Think Wonder Map; HookED See Think Challenge Map; HookED Describe++ Science Phenomena Map. Aka The one map to rule them all.
Examples of how it can be used with students
Image from Hook, P. and Cassé, B. (2013). SOLO Taxonomy in the Early Years. Making connections for belonging, being and becoming. Essential Resources Educational Publishers Limited. New Zealand.