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PReP (Prereading Plan)
 
Purpose:  To diagnose students prior knowledge and provide necessary background knowledge so tudents will be prepared to understand what they will be reading.
 

Rationale:  A gianostic and instructional procedure used when students read informational books and content area textbooks.
 

Procedure:
    1.  Introduce key concept to studentsw using a word, phrase, or picture to intitiate a discussion.
    2.  Have students brainstorm words about the topic, and record their ideas on a chart.  Help make connections among brainstormed ideas.
    3.  Present additional vocabulary and clarify any misconceptions.
    4.  Have students draw pictures and/or write a quickwrite about topic using words from the brainstormed list.
    5.  Have students share quickwrites and ask questions to help clarify and elaborate quickwrites.
 

Strengths:  To help the students learn about a subject before starting a lesson.
 

Weaknesses:  Classroom mangagement.
 
 

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