Activating Prior Knowledge

Activating Prior Knowledge is important because it helps students make connections to the new information they will be learning.  By tapping into what students already know, teachers can assist students with the learning process.  Here are some strategies that can start students thinking about what they already know about a topic:

 

KWL Charts

Brainstorming


Picture Books

Anticipation Guide

THIEVES

Bloom Ball Activity

Cloze Procedure

Text Impressions

 

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