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Cognitive Learning Strategies
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Learning Strategy Instruction

 

When you want students to…

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Use reference materials (dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks)

Resourcing

Create graphic organizers to classify information

Grouping

Use graphic organizers to take notes

Note-taking

Apply background knowledge to relate to new concepts, make personal associations

Elaboration of Prior Knowledge

Read or listen to new information and then say or write down main ideas

Summarizing

Create or use existing rules to understand a concept or complete a task

Deduction/Induction

Visualize the problem or new information 

Imagery

Mentally replay information

Auditory Representation

Make predictions based on pictures, key vocabulary, context clues

Making Inferences

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Source: Chamot, A. U. & O'Malley J. M.  The CALLA Handbook