Use the KIM chart vocabulary strategy to learn one word. Find one unknown word from your textbook chapter, your running word list, or from another source.
Remember, you decide what’s in your “I” Information column and “M” memory clue column. Be creative. The more information you add, the better your brain will retain this new word long term.
Use this space to share your PLAN Strategy map for feedback from the class.
there are samples
Find ten words from the chapter and use a KIM chart to learn them (don’t forget to use the KIM chart you already started that we posted on the discussion board).
Share an image of your Running Word List and describe where you found some of these words. You don’t have to include any definitions – just share the words you’ve found so far, where you are finding these words, why you decided to add these particular words to your word list, and how these words might help you at some point .
The words you found can be from anywhere (internet, news, TV, music, your shared reading group book, the textbook chapter you used for the project, other classes, etc.). The attached file shows a sample of what my word list looks like.
Now that you’ve read about academic disciplines, write some thoughts about your future field. For example, what’s your major? What type of reading is required in this field? If you’ve taken any classes related to your major yet, what type of reading was required?
You also saw the reading levels associated with different fields. Based on this information, how hard is the reading in your field? If the chart doesn’t include your field, see if you can research information online and answer this question.
choose this one below
(chemistry teacher )
What textbook did you use in the “Readability Checker?” What class is the textbook for? Do you feel that the grade level the Readability Checker calculated was accurate? Why don’t college textbooks have “grade levels” like books in high school? Who do you suppose chooses the textbooks for your college classes? Do college professors have a choice, or are certain books required by the state of California? Do you think this textbook was a good choice for the class? Did it help you pass the class? ( any book)
If you guessed that the first selection (text A) was written at a third grade level and text B was written at a twelfth grade level (senior in high school) – congratulations! If not, don’t worry.
Usually, students guess that Text A is written at high school level, and Text B is written at college level, and they are surprised to learn that one is elementary school level and the other is written for high school seniors.
For the next activity, you will need access to a college level textbook. On the next page, there is a “readability checker” online tool. Either type in 200 word sample from your textbook or cut and paste about 200 words to see what the “readability” (grade level) of your textbook is.
Post your Mindmap showing reading expectations for the course you chose
( organic chemistry or general chemistry or any class you like and there is a sample).
K (Key Word)
I (Information about Word)
M (Memory Clue
-a hormone that controls sleepiness and wakefulness
-produced in pineal gland
-can be a pill for insomnia
-Stage of sleep when we dream and have rapid eye movement
-25% of sleep each night is in REM stage
-we enter REM sleep several times per night
-interruption in REM sleep can cause learning problems and migraines
A Reading/Studying and Mapping
P – Preview
L – Locate
A – Add
N – Note
Read title, subtitles, highlighted words, charts,
summary, and etc.
Create a tentative semantic map for the
This can be done using a graphic organizing
software program, like Inspiration, or by hand.
See example on next slide…
the concepts that you
think you already know.
Place a checkmark next
the concepts that you
don’t know at all.
Place a question mark
next to those concepts.
See example on next page…
reading after each section to…
add new branches of all the important
onto your map.
a section at a time.
Re-create map from memory.
Do this if using PLAN to prepare for a test with
multiple choice, fill-in, and short answer
Create a summary. Use map…
as a guide.
to check summary after you complete it.
Do this if preparing for essay exam or essay.