Give Your K-W-L Charts a Double-Take
Best practices encompass the old, the new, and the tried-and-true. One of the tried-and-true best practice for scaffolding when introducing new content, is to utilize a K-W-L graphic organizer.
K: What do you <
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W: What do you want to know?
L: What have you learned?
K-W-L charts don’t have to be boring. Next time, try a visually interesting display that you’d be happy to refer to in lessons again and again.
How about a giant segmented ant to organize information about insects?
Or perhaps a cute sleeping bear to wonder about what animals do in winter?
What are some of the ways that you’ve turned tried-and-true practices on their heads?