Activating Strategies - click for specific strategies and links to resources.

Activating strategies help ensure that students are ready to learn.

As you plan for the activating strategies portion of your lesson, be sure to include the following:

  • Reference to the lesson essential question and learning map
  • Preview of vocabulary that engages every learner
  • Introduction to the graphic organizer
  • An experience to "link to/build" prior knowledge and that gets the students' attention