KWL CHART
What do you KNOW, What do you WANT to know, and What have you LEARNED
MAKING CONNECTIONS TO WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW IS ONE WAY TO PROMOTE MORECOHESIVE AND MEANINGFUL LEARNING.

Using a KWL chart is a front loading strategy that allows students to:
  • Access prior knowledge before reading
  • Connect what is being read to other texts and students life


HELPFUL WEBSITES
Dare to Differentiate - Activating Prior Knowledge
This website includes various pre-assessment strategies including the KWL. It provides templates, explanations of how to use a KWL chart, and examples of KWL charts for various subjects.
Instructional Strategies and Teacher Resources for KWL


TEMPLATES



SHARE YOUR KWL CHARTS
Upload a picture of your KWL Chart below. After clicking "edit this page", click on the FILE icon. Next, go the "upload files" tab and find your document on your computer. Once the photograph is on the page, you'll have the option of making it larger or smaller. Under the photograph, add your name and post a few sentences about the benefits of using a KWL chart in your discipline.


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