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27 Ways to Check Students Prior Knowledge

February 5, 2014
Prior knowledge is an essential part of the meaning making negotiated between interlocutors. In classrooms, too, students' prior knowledge is a key factor in students overall achievement and performances. Most often, those lacking this kind of knowledge always lag behind the rest.

There are actually several ways teachers can determine how much prior knowledge students have in store before debuting a discussion or a lesson. The visual below created by Mia from anethicalisland outlines some very practical ways that you can use in your class to check for students' previous knowledge. Check it out and share with your colleagues.

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