Using prior knowledge
|Vocabulary||Using prior knowledge | Unknown vocabulary | Using new vocabulary | Assisting memory|
|Reading||Using prior knowledge | Establishing a purpose | Evaluating Information | Monitoring Understanding | Recording Information | Co-operative Learning|
|Writing||Approaches to writing | Composing paragraphs | Composing extended texts ||
Choose a focus word and write it in a central circle. Create some branches off the central word. These could be different meanings of the focus word, words that mean similar things etc. Have students brainstorm as many words related to the branches as possible.