Sunday, February 26, 2012

How drawing on students' prior knowledge can enhance a lesson Courtesy of ASCD

  • Engagement is often about students having a connection to themselves and making it real.  Here is a lesson demonstrating the power of prior knowledge.
    Former teacher and instructional coach Elena Aguilar describes a writing lesson on heroes in which second-grade students defined their version of the word and listed heroes in their lives. Though the lesson veered away from Aguilar's original plan, it prompted a celebration honoring family and community heroes and plans for a classroom-authored book, all of which provided a more authentic learning experience for the students, she writes. Aguilar's blog (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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