A K-W-L Chart is great way to engage students in the learning process. Your child or students will ask themselves questions before reading or learning about a topic. (designed in 1986, Ogle)

The K-W-L Chart is divided into three columns: What We Know, What We Want to Know, and What We have Learned. I have designed mine for individual use by using the word “I” instead of “We.”

Use the chart to help build vocabulary, comprehension, and learning. The activity should be teacher guided, but student led.

What I really like about the chart is, at the end of the lesson, you can encourage your students/child by saying, “Wow! Look how much you have learned!”

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