Presentation on theme: "Don’t Bring in an Elephant to Teach the Color Gray!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Don’t Bring in an Elephant to Teach the Color Gray! Creating Effective Anticipatory Setsfor Direct InstructionBy Colleen, Jenn, Kerry & Kirsten
2 Purpose of DI Anticipatory Sets To Provide an Advance Organizer for Key Ideas Focus students activelyPre-assess prior knowledgeTransfer existing knowledgeto the new topicIntroduce a unit/lessonCommunicate lesson goalsand objectives
3 The How To’s Keep it short: no more than 3 to 5 minutes. Make it relevant, focused & stimulating: students must be actively involved / hooked in order for you toObserve and pre-assess prior skills.NOTBUT
4 Make Topic Connections Guide students to transfer prior knowledge to new topic.New information is more relevant and more meaningful when hooked in with existing knowledge.
5 Communicate Lesson Goals and Expected Performance In student language explain:WHATYou expect them to be able to do after lessonWHYThis topic is important and how it will be usefulin real lifeHOWYou will evaluate them and the expected levelof performance
6 Make Real Life Connections Motivate students by relating the lesson goals to real life usefulness:Explain how the students will benefitfrom acquiring this new skill/knowledge:
7 SIGNALS FOR ATTENTIONPurpose: To focus student attention on you, the teacher. To indicate a new direction/next step/need to respond.Use: During AS and/or as transition between AS steps.Examples: hand clapping/pointing, lights on/off, desk bell, music box, etc.
8 THE L OF KWL You may now fill in the L section of your KWL chart! If you can answer your W, then we did our job and all 4 of us can do the dance of joy!