Activating Prior Knowledge: 5

In this clip, Karin is reviewing the next steps that students will take in the lesson. You can see that she uses popsicle sticks to call on students randomly who will state what they are to do next.

Classroom Reflection

Why might it be an effective practice to check for understanding frequently during lessons?

Karin moves into a read aloud of the story. She pauses to allow students to read aloud the target vocabulary words that students have already seen in the word splash activity.

Classroom Reflection

How is this an effective means for tapping students’ prior knowledge? What are some ways to adapt this strategy for EL students at the Beginning and Early Intermediate levels?