-Does not encourage reflective thinking of background knowledge to determine if what students know is correct
-Does not encourage developing questions during reading
-Does not encourage vocabulary growth
-Develops students’ interest,
curiosity, and motivation
-Helps students determine what they want to learn
-Help students monitor their comprehension
-Provides an opportunity for students to expand on ideas and learn vocabulary
Advantages of KWHHL
Limitations of KWL
Modified KWL Strategy K What do you know? W What do you want to know? H Head Words H Heart Words L What have you learned? (This is done before reading the text. Brainstorm by thinking about what you already know about the topic and write below.) (Questions are developed by you both before and while reading in order to set a purpose for reading.) Head words are words that confuse you. (When you read, you may find words that you do not understand. Write the sentence and underline the word.) Heart words tell us what you feel. (Write down the emotional word and the event that triggered that emotion.) When we read information books, we read to learn. Therefore, we need to think about what we read and what we already know critically. Positive Ideas/Thoughts: 1. 2. Negative Ideas/Thoughts 1. 2. Neutral Ideas 1. 2. Before reading: 1. 2. 3. While reading: 1. 2. 3. Head Words: 1. 2. 3. 4.. 5. Heart Words & Why: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. New Information Learned: 1. 2. “ Stayed the same” “ Correct but added to” “ Adjusted because flawed”
Write the sentence in which it appears in the text.
Based upon how it is used in the text, predict what the word means.
Consult an “expert” for the actual definition.
Show your understanding of the word by using it in a sentence of your own.
Choose one of the following ways to help you remember the word’s meaning.
Draw a picture of what the word means to you or connect the word with something that you have heard --- a story, a news report, a song, a sound. In the space below, draw or write down the association or connection you have made:
Explain why you chose this way to represent what the word means to you.
Finally, explain to a partner your understanding of the word’s meaning as well as the visual, mental or physical representation you chose to help you recall the definition.