kwl chart imageK-W-L charts are graphic organizers that help students organize information before, during and after a lesson. They can be used to engage students in a new topic, activate prior knowledge, and monitor learning. A K-W-L chart typically consists of three columns:

  • K - What do you Know about the topic?
  • W - What do you Want to know?
  • L - What did you Learn?

As a Connection Activity you can ask students to complete the K and W sections of the chart. Students can do this individually or in small groups.