Prereading Plan (PReP)

Learning Strategy #29 by Kolby Brinker

What is Prereading Plan (PReP)?

  • Instructional strategy that determines students background knowledge in order to activate and build additional knowledge.
  • Introduces key concepts and brainstorming technique
  • Grade sixth through eight

Why Use Prereading Plan?

  • Builds students' background knowledge and technical vocabulary.
  • Allows teacher to estimate students' knowledge about the topic.
  • Allows students another form to help build their comprehension.
  • In addition students interests in the topic often increases as that participate in this activity.
  • Important for english learners who have limited background knowledge about the topic or technical vocabulary.

How to use Prereading Plan?

  • Discuss a key Concept
  • Brainstorm
  • Introduce Vocabulary
  • Quick write about the topic
  • Share the quick writes
  • Read the assignment


imprison

pelt

North America

trespassing

meager

scrawny

uprising

perimeter

ration

victor

televise

prey

reap

peacekeeper

competitor

incite

defeat

camera

skin and bones

arena

entertainment

forage

nation

sustenance

predator

When to use Prereading Plan?

  • Teachers use this intructional strategy during thematic units.
  • Before beginning a non fiction book.
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Common Core State Standards for ELA

  • Students identify the central idea and explain how details support it.
  • students integrate information presented visually with the print text.
  • Students clarify the meaning of academic vocabulary.