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 +====== Lesson Planning ======
  
 +===== Before =====
 +
 +When introducing a new topic, resist the temptation to introduce it by having the students read something first. Instead, try:
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 +  - Speaking and listening activity
 +  - Writing-to-think
 +  - Reading
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 +**K-W-L** (and the **List-Group-Label** subset) is an extremely effective way to activate prior knowledge and also stimulate interest in the subject. The **K-W-G-L** variation asks students where they need to go (primary sources only) to find the answer to their questions.
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 +You can also pose a **"​What if?"** type question related to the topic to stimulate discussion.
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 +The **3-2-1 Review** structure asks students to write down three things they remember, two things they learned, and one thing they don't understand from the previous lesson.
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 +**Strengths and Stretches** asks students to respond to two prompts about the previous lesson:
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 +  - What are you confident about? What do you understand?
 +  - What are you unsure of? What do you not understand?
 +
 +===== During =====
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 +The **[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Dictogloss|Dictogloss]]** structure encourages students to listen to verbal content once, and then to take notes while listening a second time.
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 +**[[http://​www.readingrockets.org/​pdfs/​inference-graphic-organizer.pdf|It Says, I Say, And So]]** is an effective structure for teaching students how to make reasonable conclusions based on the evidence they'​re presented with. It also teaches them to make predictions.
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 +The **[[http://​www.readwritethink.org/​classroom-resources/​lesson-plans/​gist-summarizing-strategy-content-290.html|Get the Gist]]** structure has students read a short passage of four or five paragraphs. As they finish the paragraph, they write a one-sentence summary of the paragraph and number the sentence. Once they have read and summarized each paragraph, they then re-read the summaries to check and see if it covers the same concepts as the source. This structure can also be adapted to a word-count target as well.
 +
 +===== After =====
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 +You can use [[http://​www.readwritethink.org/​professional-development/​strategy-guides/​exit-slips-30760.html|exit slips]] to gauge learning and get simple feedback from students as they prepare to leave the classroom.
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 +The [[What I've Learned]] structure can be used periodically to help build a knowledge base for future students while also reinforcing the most important academic and social achievements the students have made in your class. ​
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