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Unformatted text preview: a reading comprehension strategy by Ogle (1986), but you may also find it useful as a technique for organizing how you present information to your students. The three letters, K-W-L, stand for the steps in the strategy. The K step occurs during the lesson introduction. It is designed to help students activate existing knowledge by brainstorming their answers to the question, “What do I know?” Teachers guide the process by asking students questions like, “Where did you learn that?” or “How do you know that?” At the end of the K step, teachers help students organize their responses into categories, which helps them transition to the next step. During the W step, students discuss the question, “What do I want to know?” The primary goal is to help students identify gaps and inconsistencies in the knowledge they activated at the K step. This is done initially as a group activity, but eventually each student writes down some questions she/he would like answered from the lesson. The L step occurs at the end of the lesson. D...
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