After the Bell: Strategies for learning and metacognition—Identifying and remembering big ideas

by: Daniel Ness, Gregory V. Flynn, and Stephen J. Farenga

Classification promotes visual discrimination, observation, memory development, organizational skills, and problem-solving ability. The science curriculum depends on the skill of classification for concept building. The activities in this article offer students an opportunity to examine collections of data and determine the rule for the grouping (classification). To foster these skills, memory-enhancing strategies such as mnemonic devices, rhymes, acronyms, acrostics, and peg words are described.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2007Stock # ss07_031_02_82Volume 031Issue 02

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