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  1. 1. KWL ChartsKWL Charts Purpose, use, and outcomePurpose, use, and outcome Shawn M BaumanShawn M Bauman
  2. 2. What is a KWL Chart?What is a KWL Chart?  KWL stands for:KWL stands for:  What I KNOW.What I KNOW.  What I WANT to know.What I WANT to know.  What I LEARNED.What I LEARNED. A KWL Chart is reading strategy that helps to guideA KWL Chart is reading strategy that helps to guide students thru text.students thru text. It also helps to organize thoughts in a graphical (visual)It also helps to organize thoughts in a graphical (visual) form.form.
  3. 3. What is the Purpose of KWL’s?What is the Purpose of KWL’s?  The KWL serves three purposes:The KWL serves three purposes:  Assess and connect text with prior knowledgeAssess and connect text with prior knowledge  Reveals the purpose of reading to the studentReveals the purpose of reading to the student  Allows student to assess their comprehension on theAllows student to assess their comprehension on the topic.topic.  Helps student to organize thoughts before, duringHelps student to organize thoughts before, during and after reading.and after reading.
  4. 4. Example of KWL ChartExample of KWL Chart
  5. 5. Overview of KWL’sOverview of KWL’s  https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=14225794https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=14225794  Click on link to view.Click on link to view.
  6. 6. Advantages of KWL’sAdvantages of KWL’s  Useful for readers who struggle to stay focusedUseful for readers who struggle to stay focused  Useful for introducing a new topic/unit ofUseful for introducing a new topic/unit of learning.learning.  Helps to engage learner in lesson/unit instead ofHelps to engage learner in lesson/unit instead of passively engaging.passively engaging.  Can be used in various age groups and subjects.Can be used in various age groups and subjects.
  7. 7. Disadvantages to KWL’sDisadvantages to KWL’s  May discourage asking questions.May discourage asking questions.  ““K” column can be difficult if student has NOK” column can be difficult if student has NO prior knowledge of topic.prior knowledge of topic.  Students may find this task difficult if they lackStudents may find this task difficult if they lack memory, thinking, and unable to think beyondmemory, thinking, and unable to think beyond the text.the text.  Students may get bored and refuse to completeStudents may get bored and refuse to complete exercise.exercise.
  8. 8. Variations on the KWLVariations on the KWL  KWLS Chart-The “S” stands for What I STILLKWLS Chart-The “S” stands for What I STILL need to know. This may help students who haveneed to know. This may help students who have not yet grasped the topic.not yet grasped the topic.  KWHL Chart-The “H” stands for HOW will IKWHL Chart-The “H” stands for HOW will I find the information. This a definite 21find the information. This a definite 21stst CenturyCentury addition to the traditional KWL.addition to the traditional KWL.
  9. 9. How to Use KWL’s in the ClassroomHow to Use KWL’s in the Classroom  Organize focus/thoughts at beginning of unit/topic ofOrganize focus/thoughts at beginning of unit/topic of learning or project.learning or project.  May be useful to students who struggle to read textsMay be useful to students who struggle to read texts and summarize what they have read. This would be aand summarize what they have read. This would be a tool/strategy for those students.tool/strategy for those students.  Use as a tool to engage students in active learning. WithUse as a tool to engage students in active learning. With basic structure/purpose expressed, maybe used to reachbasic structure/purpose expressed, maybe used to reach less motivated students or those who do not engageless motivated students or those who do not engage due to fear of feeling humiliated.due to fear of feeling humiliated.
  10. 10. KWL Resources/ReferencesKWL Resources/References  Hopefully you have found this informative. Some of theHopefully you have found this informative. Some of the resources available and used for reference.resources available and used for reference.  http://techlearning.com/default.aspx?tabid=100&entryid=620http://techlearning.com/default.aspx?tabid=100&entryid=620  http://www.readinghorizons.com/blog/post/2010/08/23/Readhttp://www.readinghorizons.com/blog/post/2010/08/23/Read ing-Strategies-that-Work-for-Struggling-Readers-KWL-ing-Strategies-that-Work-for-Struggling-Readers-KWL- Charts.aspxCharts.aspx  http://www.nea.org/tools/k-w-l-know-want-to-know-http://www.nea.org/tools/k-w-l-know-want-to-know- learned.htmllearned.html  http://www.kendallhunt.com/contentarealiteracy/Articles/Oglehttp://www.kendallhunt.com/contentarealiteracy/Articles/Ogle .pdf.pdf  http://www.docstoc.com/docs/15179155/kwl-strengths-and-http://www.docstoc.com/docs/15179155/kwl-strengths-and- weaknessesweaknesses

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