Innovative
Classroom

Organized Learning

KWL Chart

Before beginning a new unit or topic of study, spend some time to find out what your class already knows. An easy and organized way of doing this is by using a KWL chart. Simply use a piece of chart paper or a large piece of butcher paper, divide it into three columns, and label them K, W, and L. The K stands for what the students already know, the W for what they want to know, and the L for what they learned. Keep it posted throughout the unit adding to the L column every day or week so students can see everything that they learned.

More Organized Learning Ideas

Art Exhibit
Homework Instruction
Vocab Pockets
Lovely Rivers
Class Pet
Writing Process
Action Card Charades
Groupwork Accountability
Note-Taking for Subjective Testing
Plants Paradise
Test Stress
Current Events
Running Records
Homework Station
Jukebox
Custom SRA Sets
DJ for a Day
Kid Calendar
Word Labels
Peer Review Sheets
Class Calendar
Writing Progression
The "Wow" Box
Class Thesaurus
Music Sign-up Sheet
DEAR Time
ePals
Room Labels
Word Wall
Geography Fun
Individual KWL Folders
Lesson Evaluation
Three Wise People
Weekly Graphs
Work Board
Word of the Day
Book Themes
Pocket Charts
Map the World
Computer Cards
Student Word Problems
Coupons for Math
Monthly Calendars
Homework Problems
Word and Logic Problem Box
KWL Chart
Snack Time Math
Writing Prompts
Today In History
Homework Check-off Sheet