Difficulties with planning
- Use meta-cognitive techniques and instruction to help
students learn to be aware of the learning process. For
older children, forms such as a self-monitoring
sheet can be used to understand the process of learning
new material. For younger children, a desk
chart or flower chart can visually explain how the parts of learning tie together.
These tools can be used for any learning material, not just
- Guide students to connect an assignment with something they
already know or with something that looks familiar. Then have
them scan the assignment to see what they need to do. After they
have scanned and analyzed the tasks, encourage them to ask themselves
if they are able to do the assignment or if they have questions.
- Teach the students to use self-talk and guide them thorough
a "plan-do-review" approach to completing problems.