**1. K-N-W-S CHART**(Feedback, Writing, Discussion)

**Description:**K-N-W-S is a graphic organizer that guides students through mathematical word problems.

**Application:**This chart can be used as a method of assessment.

**Process:**Choose a math problem and create a K-N-W-S chart visible to the class (see Addendum L). For the “K” column, ask students to list all the things they KNOW from looking at the problem. Prompt students with “Tell me everything you know about _____” and if the connections are unclear, ask “What made you think of that?” For “N”, ask students to write anything they do NOT need in order to solve the problem. For the “W” column, have students read the problem again and to state WHAT exactly does the problem ask to find. Continue to prompt students by asking what “S,” strategies or operations, will be used to answer the problem. After the chart has been completed, allow students to attempt to solve the math problem using the chart as guidance.

Reference and/or for more information:

Reference and/or for more information:

**1. K-N-W-S Chart**

http://wvde.state.wv.us/strategybank/KWLCharts.html