KWL is a simple yet powerful tool used to guide learning and foster comprehension. It’s an acronym that stands for three steps in the learning process:
- K – What do I Know?: This step encourages students to explore and express what they already know about a topic, tapping into their existing knowledge and experience.
- W – What do I Want to know?: In this step, students pose questions about what they’re curious about or what they hope to learn. This phase sparks curiosity and sets clear learning goals.
- L – What did I Learn?: Finally, after the learning experience, students reflect on what they’ve learned, solidifying new knowledge and concepts, and developing metacognitive skills. By |