Develop student knowledge from what they know to what is less familiar. Incorporate a range of mnemonic devices, graphic organisers and varied presentations of the same information to assist with the consolidation of material.
Encourage multi-coloured outlining and highlighting during reading.
Chance-based revision games.
Display key points on noticeboards.
Provide review of lesson in dot points.
Provide a study guides, summaries, outlines, and lists.
Focus on one concept at a time.
List all steps and write all work down on the board.
Teach note-taking skills and memory strategies (grouping, chunking, mnemonic devices).
Incorporate the use of the computer.
Teach information and organisation skills such as sorting main ideas and details.
Incorporate frequent reviews of major concepts and terms.
Teach textbook structure to assist in locating information.
Test format should include ‘recognition memory’ items eg. multiple choice.
Check homework daily.
Include open book tests and allow outlines or notes during tests.
Give frequent short quizzes instead of one long exam.
Test in preferred modality-e.g., orally, fill in blanks etc.
Combine seeing, saying, writing and doing; student may need to subvocalize to remember.
Avoid putting ‘on the spot’.
Only ask questions in front of peers if student has prior notice.
Seat student close to the front to maximise instruction.
Organise study groups within the class.
Access to peers to provide assistance and encouragement.
Use jigsaw activities to reinforce information.
Included word banks, glossaries and highlighted key terms?
Incorporated frequent revision activities and study notes?
Adapted assessment materials to include multiple choice and short-answer questions?
Included collaborative activities?
Established a peer mentoring program or provided SLSO assistance?