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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

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