Understanding Routines

Connect Extend ChallengeA routine for connecting new ideas to prior knowledge

Explanation Game A routine for exploring causal understanding

Headlines A routine for capturing essence

Question Starts A routine for creating thought-provoking questions

*Think Pair Share A routine for active reasoning and explanation

*Think Puzzle Explore A routine that sets the stage for deeper inquiry

*What makes you say that? Interpretation with justification routine

3-2-1 Bridge A routine for activating prior knowledge and making connections

Colour, Symbol, Image A routine for distilling the essence of ideas non-verbally

Generate, Sort, Connect, Elaborate A routine for organizing one's understanding of a topic through concept mapping

Peel the Fruit A map for tracking and guiding understanding


*Consider starting with one of these routines

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