Presentation on theme: "Don’t Bring in an Elephant to Teach the Color Gray!"— Presentation transcript:
1Don’t Bring in an Elephant to Teach the Color Gray! Creating Effective Anticipatory Setsfor Direct InstructionBy Colleen, Jenn, Kerry & Kirsten
2Purpose 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
3The 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
4Make 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.
5Communicate 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
6Make 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:
7SIGNALS 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.
8THE 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!