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Using inquiry and problem-solving approaches, these learning experiences build upon students’ interests, support curricula, literacy and numeracy, and foster children’s skill development.

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Question Filter

Question Filter is a strategy that is used to assist students in developing the skills of questioning, sorting & classifying and analyzing & interpreting in order to develop their understanding of the characteristics of objects, places and events.

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KWL: Know/Want to Know/Learned

KWL is a strategy that encourages students to think about what they already know about something and what they wonder about it or what want to find out.

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Think/Pair/Share

Think/Pair/Share is a collaborative learning strategy where students work together to answer a question, or begin to solve a problem.

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Question Matrix

A Question Matrix is a tool to assist students in developing the skill of asking rich, higher-order questions about objects, events, ideas, and places in their environment.

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Key Concept Explorations

Key Concept Explorations are used to help students learn and then to reinforce their understanding of key concepts.

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Observe and Record

Observe and Record encourages students to use all of their senses to gather information about the world around them and to record their observations to support further learning.

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Making Comparisons

Making Comparisons is a way of thinking about two or more objects, ideas and/or events to find out how they are the same and how they are different.

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Sorting Mats

Sorting Mats support students as they develop skills such as sorting, classifying, and organizing data, information and/or objects. There are a variety of different ways that students can organize sort, classifying and/or organize, such as using bins/baskets, table mats or hoops, T-charts and Venn diagrams.

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Inquiry Journal

Inquiry Journal provides students with a basic framework in which to record their Inquiries. Students record their wonderings/questions, their predictions, the steps in their inquiry, and their observations and conclusions.

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Brainstorming

Brainstorming is a learning strategy that encourages students to contribute to the free flow of ideas in small or large groups using a structured process.

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Collaborative Learning

Collaborative learning is an approach to learning and teaching in which a group of students work together to achieve a common goal (e.g., to solve a problem, meet a challenge, answer a question, share learning).

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Group Talk

Group Talk is a learning strategy that assists students in learning how to share their ideas and questions as well as to listen to the ideas and questions of others.

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