The Vocabulary Evolution learning strategy encourages students to reflect and revise their thinking about vocabulary words for a given topic.
The Planning Steps Organizer learning strategy is used to plan the steps in a process, such as an inquiry or exploration.
The Key Concept Exploration learning strategy is used to teach and reinforce students’ understanding of key concepts.
The 5Ws and an H Inquiry Planning learning strategy provides small groups of students with a basic framework to establish key tasks and responsibilities for conducting an inquiry.
A Q + Q Observations Organizer learning strategy is used to develop and practice the skill of making qualitative and quantitative observations.
An Observation Pass strategy provides students with the opportunity to work collaboratively to make detailed observations about objects, places and/or events in their environment.
The Five Senses Observation learning strategy encourages students to use all of their senses to gather information and to use the skill of observing to learn about objects, events and/or places in their environment.
The K-W-L learning strategy provides students with a basic framework for recording prior knowledge, inquiry questions, and reflections on learning from inquiries.
The Sequence Organizer learning strategy is used to help students record data or observations that occur in steps or stages such as a process or cycle (e.g., life cycle of a plant, etc.)
The Tables to Graphs learning strategy provides students with a process of converting data previously organized into tables into a graphic format.
The Prediction Guide learning strategy is used to assist students in accessing their prior knowledge in order to make predictions related to questions presented to them. A good Prediction Guide provokes critical thinking and reveals students level of understanding.
The Data to Tables learning strategy provides students with a process of converting raw data collected during inquiries into various table formats.
The Predict-Compare-Share learning strategy is a collaborative strategy based on the Think-Pair-Share learning strategy that provides structure for students to make individual predictions about an inquiry question, and then share and refine their predictions with a partner and with other classmates.
An I Predict…Chart learning strategy is used to assist students in developing the skill of predicting about events and phenomena that they explore through observation and investigation.
An Inquiry Summary learning strategy is used to make conclusions and summarize various aspects of an inquiry, including the testable question, predictions/hypotheses, observations and data, conclusions, and discussion.