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One of the most widely recognized instructional routines is KWL (know, want to know, learn; Ogle, 1986); more than a dozen variations have been published of the elegant theme captured in this approach. A challenge teachers face with KWL is that what students want to know is somewhat uninformed because they simply lack sophisticated knowledge of the topic. Adapting the approach to feature disciplinary texts may help lead students toward increasingly deep connections to the content at hand. Click the link, for more.