Sometimes I feel like my students only memorize isolated facts, but don't see the big picture.
Next, they place words (in no particular order) onto a large sheet of construction paper. Draw a line between words that they feel are somehow connected. Write how or why they are related.
here. Big Idea concept maps can be used in any subject: science, math, in anticipation of teaching a novel!
What are some ways you get your students to make connections and activate their prior knowledge?
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