Waterfall

Priming Strategy

Waterfall

The Waterfall is a priming strategy that is used to help develop concepts and vocabulary. In this strategy the students develop a chant that describes or defines a concept. The waterfall has 8 beats (seven steps and ends with “A”). Here is an example describing “Life”(it is normally written with each word indented to look like a waterfall; the formatting won't allow that here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZPqXvh4IWQ


Life ƒ

Love

Family

Children ƒ

Work

Together

Joy ƒ

A!