Background Knowledge (Schema) Writing or Research
Included: Suggestions for how to teach Background Knowledge.
28 Background Knowledge and Research Recording Pages for animals A-Z.
Suggestions for Background Knowledge (Schema) Writing or Research
Mini Lesson: Objective-Review or teach students about background knowledge.
*Make a chart and write BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE at the top.
Explain that BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE is everything we know
or have seen or done in our lives.
*Have a bag ready with small items inside related to a book you read.
If you read about ANTS, then have a picture of an ant, or plastic ants.
Be prepared to tell what you already know about ants.
*Read the book. Discuss anything you learn about ants during the
reading. Be prepared to write these down.
*Show the students the worksheet with ants, page 5. Model
what you already know about ants. Then write the new information
you learned that added to or changed your schema or added to
your background knowledge. Use page 4 for extra information.
There is a blank for you to teach or use with any book. There is also
a blank that you might copy on the back of any of these. Students
may add as much information as needed.
*Assign each student a different animal and research. New information
may be recorded on page 4.
*Challenge: For advanced students, have them read about any
subject they choose, research books at the library and fill the
blank one (page 3, page 4 out independently after modeling.
An animal of every alphabet letter.
Keywords: Background Knowledge, Schema, Alphabet Animals,
Animals, Background, Knowledge