What do you think you know about the topic?
- This strategy can help teacher get a sense of students current understanding. (Pretest) New learning can begin to take place as students discuss.
- Encourage students to think about what puzzles they would like to further explore.
- After further exploration, students can share in small or large groups their finding.
Note: If you want to find out more ideas on using this strategy checkout out Making Thinking Visible by Ritchhart, Church, and Morrison.