Learning Unlimited has been focusing on 12 Days of Literacy. This post deals with the use of Alphaboxes.
Alphaboxes, as created by Linda Hoyt, is a strategy which encourages student to interact with text. In addition, alphaboxes helps student activate prior knowledge, build vocabulary, and increase comprehension.
Using the alphaboxes graphic organizer helps students make connections to new information before, during and after reading. Using and extending the strategy in a variety of ways moves students beyond simple recall of factual information to going beyond the information presented in the text.
The full post lists possible strategies for before, during, and after reading.