KWL Chart

Description: 

A graphic organizer designed to help students organize their learning.

There are 3 columns: “What I Know, ““What I Want to Know,” and “What I Learned”
Know and Want are completed before beginning research. Learned is completed after or as the research is completed.

This type of organizer facilitates student’s engagement in their learning process by critically thinking about what they already know or have learned, what they would like to learn in their own learning journey, as well as engage in a reflective process. This allows for personal clarification of an opinion or issue.

The responses will help inform and guide the learning process. They can provide insight into which concepts need clarity, what many students are already well informed about, and a general direction that many students want to pursue.

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