THIEVES

A Strategy for Previewing Text

The THIEVES strategy (Manz, 2002) will help students survey a content textbook to activate their prior knowledge.  The strategy prescribes a certain previewing technique that follows the acronym.  If students learn this technique, they will be able to use it before they read a chapter and also as they review for a test.

An Explanation of THIEVES

Kinesthetic THIEVES

 

 

On the Web:

Full text of the article by Suzanne Liff Manz - PDF
http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson112/manz.pdf

Questions for THIEVES strategy
http://it.pinellas.k12.fl.us/teachers/nohlgreng/T.H.I.E.V.E.S.Strategy.html


  

  

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