Lesson 2: Using literacy strategies for pre-learning

From KNILT

Target objectives:

The learners will:

  • Complete one literacy strategy
  • Understand how to use literacy strategies for pre-learning
  • Create one literacy strategy

Activities:

Activity #1(Pre)

1)Complete a fast write

  • Time your self and only write for 8 minutes
  • Write about
Your thoughts on reading and writing in science
Do we need to know student's background knowledge
Are visual pictures important to reading and writing

2)Post your fast write to the discussion tab at the top of the page

Activity #2(Mid)
1)Watch video:Part 1Part 2

  • It goes over creating a KWL Chart similar to what we did in lesson one
  • Take special note of the extra pre-reading strategies mentioned
  • Note differences between your chart created alone and the one created by a group
  • Write down 5 words that come to mind while watching the video

2)Discussion

  • Using your five words and observations from the video go back to the discussion tab at the top of the page
  • Comment on two other fast writes
  • Include observations about the finger walk/picture walk
  • Did you agree/disagree with their thoughts
  • Anything you learned


Activity #3(Post)
Create your own Literacy Strategy for pre-learning

  • It should get the students thinking about the topic to be learned
  • Involves reading or writing
  • Helps them develop questions they want answered

Hint: Picture walk, Fast write, and KWL chart are all examples

Next

Lesson 3: Using literacy strategies for student learning

Links

Integrating Literacy Strategies in the Science Classroom Home page

Lesson 1: The benefits of literacy in the science classroom
Lesson 2: Using literacy strategies for pre-learning
Lesson 3: Using literacy strategies for student learning
Lesson 4: Using literacy strategies for post-learning or assessment

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