Teachers are very patient individuals. In teaching their students, they often make use of mind mapping and the students have no idea about it. Grammar is not an easy subject and a lot of students encounter difficulty in mastering it. The mind maps are more commonly called as word maps or vocabulary networks. By introducing these to the students, they will be able to handle their grammar lessons easily.
A typical example is organizing vocabulary groups and creating a central theme; from the central theme, the students can associate various nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
Mind mapping can also be used for grammar points. Tricky grammar elements can be easily understood with the use of concept questions. If a teacher wants to give advice to students, they usually use modal verbs like ought to or should. In the student’s language, those modal verbs have no equivalent and in order to check if they understood the lessons is to ask some concept questions. Your students will be able to visualize and everything they learn will be retained for future applications.
Lots of teachers never realized the importance of mind mapping. They just continue to discuss the lessons to their students without caring if the students learned or not. For the concerned and good teachers, they don’t rely on the explanations and discussions of the various class lessons. These teachers are more concerned if their students learned the lessons or if the students are having difficulty in coping with the grammar points.
Utilizing mind maps in teaching the grammar points may be of great help to you if you’re also teaching grammar lessons to your students. Concepts will be visualized clearly by the students through simple diagrams.