We love to use different kinds of thinking maps with our students throughout the year. They work well because they are great visual tools for kindergartners. A great place to introduce students to this kind of tool is with the letters of the alphabet. We spend 2 to 3 days working on one letter at a time. We sort picture cards that begin with the sound, brainstorm words and then we have the students show us what they have learned by making a web of the letter. We leave our class brainstorming web up for students who need a little extra support. However, most students are able to come up with their own words and they will amaze you. This year we have a very high class so we decided to extend their thinking and have them use a T chart and compare two different letters. You can click here and to get our T-chart freebie.