List Group Label

Priming Strategy

List Group Label

This strategy helps students familiarize themselves with the vocabulary of the text prior to reading and helps them predict what the text will be about. First, choose 20 – 25 important words from the text or the upcoming unit of study. Pass out the words to students organized in small groups – the words should be on separate cards or could be pushed to them using an app such as Explain Everything. Students will read the words and try to organize them in logical groups and then label each group and then predict what we will be reading or learning about in this unit of study. Groups may visit other groups and see how they categorized and labeled their words.