This strategy helps students to understand new vocabulary or a concept. It is a graphic display that focuses on category, characteristics or properties, and illustrations. It is always important to model the strategy before students are expected to practice it.
This strategy can be used as a pretest for prior knowledge or as a formative assessment. The directions and creation of the assessment are easy. Students will use different terms in the activity which will increase student connections to the key concept.
List, Inquire, Note, Know. It is a brainstorming strategy that activates prior knowledge. The format is a student led discussion about the topic. The strategy is simple to use and can be easily adapted in all content areas. If any of you give it a try, please give us feedback on how effective it was.
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