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Planning for Building Student Background Knowledge

Have I assessed students interest in and understanding of the


main topic?

Have I established a purpose that makes learning explicit and


relevant for students?

What strategies will I be using to regularly activate student


background knowledge?

Have I planned to model and demonstrate my own


understanding before requiring students to complete learning
tasks?

Have I focused on background knowledge that moves beyond


facts and isolated skills?

Have I planned to provide students with wide-reading


opportunities to facilitate background knowledge gains?

Have I planned live and virtual experiences to build background


knowledge?