TITLE

Evidence Helps the KWL Get a KLEW

AUTHOR(S)
Hershberger, Kimber; Zembal-Saul, Carla; Starr, Mary L.
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Science & Children;Feb2006, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the change in science teaching techniques. Know-Want-Learn (KWL) charts and variations of them are used by science teachers to know students' prior knowledge on a particular topic and letting them understand what so ever is being taught. A third-grade teacher, a university professor, and a professional development specialist have developed the Know-Learning-Evidence-Wonder (KLEW) chart which differs from the traditional KWL chart. KLEW emphasizes direct observation and using evidence to support what is observed. Students also get encouraged by KLEW to conduct further investigations based on their observations. KWL records what is already known to students, what they want to learn about a topic and what students have learned about the topic. The purpose of "K" in KLEW is to learn what students know of a topic and to use that information for guiding instruction. "L" in KLEW stands for what is being learned by us. "E" stands for search of evidence that supports the learning. "W" in KLEW stands for wondering. In KLEW, emphasis is placed on asking testable questions.
ACCESSION #
19814500

 

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