Prior knowledge may be the single most important resource in learning information and key to enticing students. "A large body of findings shows that learning proceeds primarily from prior knowledge, and only secondarily from the presented materials." (Roschelle, 2014). Educational professionals are also asserting that vocabulary knowledge is the single most important factor in improving reading comprehension. Immediately access the fun, proven strategies for learning new vocabulary within the lesson content, using the WORDTECH strategies provided.
LC Module: Brainwaves
A variety of approaches to initiate instruction by brainstorming solutions to lesson-related scenarios.
LC Module: Changing Perceptions
A variety of approaches that ensures reflection on common perceptions related to today's lesson.
LC Module: Prior Knowledge Connections
A variety of approaches to determine your current knowledge level on today's lesson.
LC Module: Readscans
Unique methods to extract prior knowledge, construct meaning and generate a higher level of comprehension and critical thinking when reading about today's lesson topic.
LC Module: Visual Imagery
To use a visual image, object or graphic to initiate today's lesson in order to extract prior knowledge, construct meaning and increase memory retention.