Do you have a spare bulletin board, cabinet, or wall in your classroom that needs filling? I did, and the empty space was about to drive me nuts! This is where the “Sneak Peek” comes in. I needed a filler and came up with one that serves a great purpose.
I teach two 4th grade and two 5th grade math classes. While we are in the middle of a unit, I post essential vocabulary words that relate to the standard that we will be learning next. Students know that the “Sneak Peek” tells them a bit about what we we will be learning next, and it provides them with pre-exposure. This in turn, helps to increase learning.
After the unit these posters remain on our math word wall for students to refer to throughout their learning.
When we begin a new unit, students get crazy excited when they remember that they saw a concept on “Sneak Peek”! They have prior knowledge from the get go!
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