The K-W-L-H teaching technique is a good method to help students activate prior knowledge. It also helps them to insight how the KWLH method to utilize during reading activate as well as post-reading activate.
The K-W-L-H stands for:
- K - Stands for helping students recall what they KNOW about the subject.
- W - Stands for helping students determine what they WANT to learn.
- L - Stands for helping students identify what they LEARN as they read.
- H - Stands for HOW we can learn more (other sources where additional information on the topic can be found).
Title: The Life of Dinosaurs
|What We Know
||What We Want to Find Out
||What We Learned
||How Can We Learn More
|Dinosaurs are large.
Dinosaurs are dead.
They lived a long time ago.
There is a movie about dinosaurs.
|How long ago did they live?
Why did they die?
How do we know what they looked like?
Who are the people who study dinosaurs?
|An archeologist has an exciting life.
Dinosaurs eat plants and some eat meat.
Some dinosaurs were gigantic, but had small brains.
Fossils uncover dinosaur traits.
Internet computer search
|Categories of Information we expect to use: A. Size
C. Eating Habits
Adapted from Strategic Teaching
and Reading Project Guidebook.
(NCREL, 1995, rev. ed.).