The Frontloading strategy can take many forms. Frontloading is a way to assess, motivate, set purposes, prepare, protect, and support students into:
Front-loading activities can be devised to address any of these issues by assisting students to take on conceptual, procedural or genre knowledge necessary to reading and comprehending texts that make unfamiliar demands on them in any of these areas.
Front-loading, in any of the many forms it can take, involves creating activities that will either activate knowledge students possess and will need to use in reading a text, or will build knowledge they do not have but need to possess to be successful with it. Good Front-loading activities, as will be seen, are a framework to support and organize student use of new concepts and strategies throughout their reading of the text or through the unit in question.
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