Spider maps are known by many names, such as spider charts or web organizers. A spider map has a central topic, and then ideas that branch off the central topic like the legs of a spider or strands in a web.
Due to the nonlinear nature of the spider map, there is no hierarchy or specific order. The spider map concept can be adapted to form a top-down graphic organizer, but the intention of this organizer is to give no special importance to each element. Spider maps are perfect for brainstorming ideas or thinking about main ideas and details.
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