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McKenzi Davis
Priming
Thu Jun 11, 2015 09:23
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I like how you suggested getting an involved parent to help the student prepare by reading them a story about the content area maybe the night before it is presented. I think that is a good way to get the parent(s) involved with the student's curriculum if he/ she/ they can commit to that. I think that there is one very natural way to use priming in the classroom with curriculum content and that is by teaching across the curriculum in a way that content for various subject areas overlaps in the classroom. For example, if the students are learning about the frog life cycle in science the teacher can select texts about the frog life cycle for reading groups, nightly homework, etc.

  • Priming - Cynthia Trickel, Wed Jun 10 21:50
    I think priming is an excellent way to prepare students for upcoming lessons. If you have a parent that is very involved you can also ask them to assist with this with doing things like reading a... more
    • Priming - McKenzi Davis, Thu Jun 11 09:23
      • Reply to Priming: McKenzi - Maggie Horne, Thu Jun 11 23:17
        McKenzi, I completely agree with Cynthia, I LOVE your idea about teaching across the curriculum to prime students. I believe teachers who are able to effectively execute this idea offer invaluable... more
      • across curriculum - Cynthia Trickel, Thu Jun 11 09:33
        That is a great point! I agree that teaching across the curriculum is a way to integrate subjects, expand knowledge of a topic, and a great way to use priming.
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