What are the best ways to ask students to activate their background knowledge in order to increase the rigor and…

What are the best ways to ask students to activate their background knowledge in order to increase the rigor and relevance of their responses?

4 Comments

  1. I think it is all about modeling.  In Mosaic of Thought the authors suggest the following, “At the early stages of teaching students the strategy of making connections to their prior knowledge, the teacher models “thinking aloud.” The teacher reads a text to the class and talks through his or her thinking process in order to show students how to think about their thinking as they are reading.”

  2. I think it is all about modeling.  In Mosaic of Thought the authors suggest the following, “At the early stages of teaching students the strategy of making connections to their prior knowledge, the teacher models “thinking aloud.” The teacher reads a text to the class and talks through his or her thinking process in order to show students how to think about their thinking as they are reading.”

  3. I think it is all about modeling.  In Mosaic of Thought the authors suggest the following, “At the early stages of teaching students the strategy of making connections to their prior knowledge, the teacher models “thinking aloud.” The teacher reads a text to the class and talks through his or her thinking process in order to show students how to think about their thinking as they are reading.”

  4. I think it is all about modeling.  In Mosaic of Thought the authors suggest the following, “At the early stages of teaching students the strategy of making connections to their prior knowledge, the teacher models “thinking aloud.” The teacher reads a text to the class and talks through his or her thinking process in order to show students how to think about their thinking as they are reading.”

Leave a Reply