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Hunter Hastings
Re: Priming
Thu Jun 11, 2015 09:52

Yes! I think priming is something that is so important. It reminds me of an anticipatory set, or the "hook" of a lesson. So maybe "priming" can be introducing the subject, getting the students engaged, interested, and ready to learn more about the topic. I also was reading about comprehension and how students may be more successful in comprehending narrative readings more than expository or vice versa. I think that especially in regards to expository or scientific readings, students should be "primed". If new topics are going to be introduced in a reading the students should be introduced to the topic in a more visual, tangible way first. This is beneficial for more reasons than one. Not only will they be familiarized with the topic, but they will comprehend the reading as well as be able to focus on the reading rather than get hung up on the confusion of the subject.

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    • Re: Priming - Hunter Hastings, Thu Jun 11 09:52
    • 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
        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... more
        • 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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