Straw Polling is used to activate prior knowledge. Several options are given to activate prior knowledge instead of the traditional pre-test.
This strategy is an extension of Pros, Cons, and Questions.
Another column has been added to the left entitled perspectives. By adding perspectives to the pro, con, questions strategy, results in students taking their thinking to another level. Attached is a sample template, as well as a blank template for your use.
We all are familiar with pro/con, but adding the questions column gives students the opportunity to think more deeply.
A detailed example question starters is available on the website.
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