Learning Strategies

Chunk-Chew-Check Learning Strategy

Chunk-Chew-Check

This three-part strategy provides students with time to process information and then demonstrate their learning. This is a small group activity.
Sequence Organizer

Sequence Organizer

A Sequence Organizer learning strategy is a graphic organizer that is used as a way of classifying/organizing information to represent causality and consequences, and to identify patterns.
Student viewing a video

Video Review

This is an individual strategy in which students write a review of a media source, such as an educational video that includes sound, text and graphics, requiring them to use multiple senses. Reviewing requires the writer to uncover and consider the key points or messages and write concisely with an authoritative style, while having a particular audience in mind.
Exit Slip Learning Strategy

Exit Slip

This is an individual learning strategy which encourages student reflection about content learning through reading or viewing. Exit Slips are completed as a follow-up to a reading or viewing activity and can be used as a ‘ticket’ to exit the class.
Admit Slip

Admit Slip

This is an individual learning strategy which is used to help students access prior knowledge and introduce a new topic by completing a type of ‘ticket’ which admits them to class.
Key Concept Explorations

Key Concept Explorations

Key Concept Explorations are used to help students learn and then to reinforce their understanding of key concepts. Students demonstrate their understanding of a concept in a variety of ways ( e.g., orally and/or in writing, in pictures, through graphic organizers, by using their understanding in inquiries and design & builds) but a demonstration of true understanding comes when a student can apply the conceptual learning in new and varied contexts to support further learning.
Observe and Record

Observe and Record

Observe and Record encourages students to use all of their senses to gather information about the world around them and to record their observations to support further learning.
Making Comparisons

Making Comparisons

Making Comparisons is a way of thinking about two or more objects, ideas and/or events to find out how they are the same and how they are different. Knowing this information allows students to sort, classify and organize objects, ideas and/or events, to connect prior knowledge about them to new knowledge, and to develop appropriate comparative vocabulary.
Inquiry Journal

Inquiry Journal

The Inquiry Journal provides students with a basic framework in which to record their Inquiries. Students record their wonderings/questions, their predictions, the steps in their inquiry, and their observations and conclusions. Students are also encouraged to ask further questions that arise from their discoveries and can lead to further inquiries.