This three-part strategy provides students with time to process information and then demonstrate their learning. This is a small group activity.
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Question Filter is a strategy that is used to assist students in developing the skills of questioning, sorting & classifying and analyzing & interpreting in order to develop their understanding of the characteristics of objects, places and events.
The Question Creation Chart (also known as a Q-Chart or Q-Matrix) provides students with a framework for developing a range of personally meaningful questions, encompassing both close-ended factual questions and open-ended, divergent questions. (Adapted from Weiderhold, 1997).
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.
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.
This is an individual strategy which helps students understand the details of what they read. It combines aspects of traditional five W’s strategies with the critical thinking skills involved in comparing and contrasting strategies.
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 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.
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.