INSTRUCTION: The teacher ask the students to activate their schema so they think about information that they already know about the topic, and then the students build on that information ( Balanced Literacy Diet website).
Think Alouds: This Reading Fluency and Expression activity is ideal for Junior students. The posters make reading comprehensive practices visible. By modeling processes the teacher demonstrates what "good readers" do while they are reading.
Title: Schema Folder Food Groups: Knowledge Building Grades: 3-6 Stage of Literacy Development: Stages 2 & 3 Purpose: This activity provides a framework for guiding students to activate their schema at the beginning of new units and for organizing new knowledge. Reading aloud from interesting non-fiction texts and recording new and relevant vocabulary helps build students' inquiry skills and scaffolds their development of knowledge.
Having students investigate art can lead to discussions, and can be used to encourage students to think outside of the box. Students can use artwork to practice their inference abilities as well as creative thinking.
Phonemic Awareness: Predicts how easily your child will develop early reading skills. Developing a sensitivity to the sound structure in Oral Language
This is 7 ways to support student writing in any content area. This also goes along with reading because students can read different passages and learn how to correct those passages so they make more sense.
Knowledge Building - Schema Folder Grade 3-6 Schema folders are a tangible equivalent to the prior knowledge we have in our minds regarding a particular topic. Before starting a new topic, pass out plain manilla folders and ask students to jot notes about what they already know on post-its and add them to their folders. As you work through the unit, the schema folders can be adjusted as students' understand change.