K-W-H-L Thinking Tool

K-W-H-L Thinking Tool

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Year 3 - 8
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • History
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Energy
  • ...

Lesson summary

The K-W-H-L thinking tool can be used throughout a lesson or unit. It serves as an aid to ensure a student’s interest is catered to and helps to determine what needs to be taught. The chart is introduced at the beginning of the topic, and can only be completed once a student has finished their investigation of the topic. The chart can also be used as an assessment tool.

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Curriculum mapping

Content descriptions:

This thinking tool can be integrated into a number of subject areas as the focus is on developing the General Capabilities of the Australian Curriculum and 21st century skills.

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