Successful Strategies for Guided Math Groups and More
Marzano (2001) states that Nonlinguistic Representations are one of the 9 major instructional strategies that advance student achievement. We need to be sure to spend time teaching nonlinguistically, using visual imagery and bodily-kinestheic experiences. As you progress through a CRA Framework of concrete, pictorial, and then abstract students should act things out, use physical models and draw pictures.
Concept maps, thinking maps, and brainstorm webs are all examples of teaching with nonlinguistic representations. See my Thinking Maps Pinterest board for examples.
Here are some other resources:
Be sure to have your students work with nonlinguistic representations in math workstations as well as use this strategy during guided math groups.