Tree Diagram



A Tree Diagram is a tool used to map out a detailed project or process. The Tree Diagram branches out the steps and actions needed to complete a project or process.

When to use

this strategy:

To plan or organize a lengthy assignment

To establish roles and assignments of a group

To establish a step by step process to be followed



Steps needed to conduct a play

Steps needed to complete a book report

Role of each person on a group research report


What does

it look like?

Tree diagrams look similar to flow charts or family trees, however, they focus more on the roles and actions for a job or assignment.

How to use

this strategy:

To begin using tree diagrams, teachers should provide the diagram to ensure students understand how to read and use them. Once students become comfortable using tree diagrams, they can begin to develop and use their own.