This strategy is used to activate prior knowledge. Eliciting students prior knowledge is essential for teachers in helping plan instruction. When using this strategy it is important to choose a broad topic and have students work with partners or in small groups. Read the directions to learn more, or see Claire for more detailed directions and other brainstorming strategies.
Analogies are an effective way to help students link new learning with a familiar concept. This strategy can be applied to any content area. To learn more about it, click on the link to view the Prezi . Also included is a template example and a blank template to create your own.
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Magnet summaries involve the identification of key terms or concepts from a reading, which students will use to organize important information into a summary.
Students look for a key terms or concepts in their reading that are connected to the main idea. This would be their magnet word(s.)
For example, Jen and Tom used this strategy in Citizenship when teaching the amendments. They gave the students the magnet word: Article 3. Students then read the article and wrote down the key terms or concepts in Article 3. Then students had to take these words and use them in a sentence. Lastly they had to organize these sentences into a summary that flowed, and used transition words.
The Hump Day strategy this week was shared by Jennifer Marten.
Concept Circles is a visual organizer divided into four sections. It can be used with informational text/videos for concepts, topics, and organizing ideas around vocabulary knowledge in all content areas.An Explanation and examples are provided to help you implement the strategy.
Looking for a new discussion strategy? You might want to give this a try. Jen Biller and Tom Armstrong used it in their Citizenship class.
Four "A"s Text Protocol is an organizer for students to use as they read the text or watch a video. The organizer is then used as a guide in the discussion. The directions are easy to follow and can be modified easily to fit your specific needs.
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