KWL Strategy


  • Begin with something  [like a phrase, an idea, an issue]  that you are learning from the text you are reading. Write this in the first column. Make sure to fill in all columns as you come upon new ideas you are curious about or want to know more about.
  • Put what you already know about this word or topic  under the K.
  • Go to the "W" column and write any questions that the text does not answer.
  • Go to the L column and fill it in.
The Issue/phrase/idea or sentence I am learning from the text I am reading.


What I learned from the previous pages



What I WANT to  find out [Questions I Have]



What I learned or did not learn about the issue, word, or idea.