Using a visual reminder of a skill mastered in isolated practice to other areas of student work can be a prompt to promote transfer and application in other areas.

Example:

A student is successful in a small Phonics group with spelling words with a welded sound, but in his or her writer’s notebook continues to spell words such as thank, “thak” or “thnk”. Providing a card or checklist with a reminder “Welded Sounds I’ve Learned” and listing the sounds will provide a visual prompt to self- check for these elements. An additional teacher prompt to check for spelling of these sounds at the end of daily writing can further assist this.

Further Reading:

EdWeek.org – Blog: Ways to Promote Transfer of Learning


Created by Kathy Furlong Silverio
Reviewed by Louis Olander

 

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