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Name of Strategy
Vocabulary: General Vocabulary
Prior to reading a new unit, students were given a group of words from the unit. They were instructed to sort them into categories. Afterwards, we discussed their grouping. After they read the unit and had a better understanding of the words, we created a word wall.
Rank Strategy
Very Useful and Effective
I was surprised how much they already knew before reading the chapter. This strategy also pointed out where they didn't know enough! It helped them read the chapter more effectivly and helped me focus my teaching.
The educator applied this strategy to the following subject areas:
Family/Consumer Science
Grade Level
The educator applied this strategy to the following grade levels:
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
Rank Readers
At Grade Level or Mixture of Reading Levels