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Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers

Students should focus on important information by using cues, inference, and analysis to identify key concepts and make connections in math, literacy, science and social studies. This includes visual learning tools, digital images, formatting tools, collaboration, peer editing, classroom calendars, and tools to build vocabulary.


Teachers should help students focus on what's important.

Are the texts worth reading?

Are the questions worth answering?

Are students expected  to ask & answer inferential questions, not just literal ones?


  • Cue student learning with video resources, stories, images, and interactives.

  • Use ample wait time before accepting responses, asking inferential questions or asking analytical questions.

  • Students should select a graphic organizer that is appropriate for the task at hand.

  • Students should use tools to organize large quantities of information and notes.







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