Content Area & PWIM

PWIM (Picture Word Inductive Model) is a great strategy for introducing a unit or reviewing what has been learned in a unit. As a strategy PWIM helps with building academic vocabulary while providing opportunities for students to share their thoughts orally, and be able to experience the content language visually. The versatility of PWIM is great as it can be used to show/explore: parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs…), phonological awareness, exploration of prefixes/suffixes, synonyms/antonyms, build into writing (sentences, paragraphs, stories…) and can act as a word wall!

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