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Activating Prior Knowledge

The National Reading Panel stressed the importance of using Strategies that will guide students to tapping into what they already know about a topic.  This enables students to use their own knowledge to better interpret and analyze the author's ideas.  G.A. Dye says, "Learning is increased when teaching is presented in a manner that assists students in organizing, storing and retrieving knowledge."  For more examples of how to Activate Prior Knowledge, click on the link below to take you to the main page.

 

Websites on Activating Prior Knowledge:

MorningStar’s Home Education News
http://www.themorningstaracademy.org/daily_education_news/activating-prior-knowledge-part-1-of-2.html

Video about Activating Prior Knowledge
http://www.thinkport.org/career/strategies/reading/activate.tp

  
Activating Prior Knowledge
Vocabulary Development
Comprehension Strategies
Summarization Techniques
Writing Across the Curriculum
Getting to Know Students
Technology Tools