Prior to beginning any of the tasks, it is a good idea to familiarize your students to the formatting of the worksheets so that their time may be used in the most purposeful way. This will help students formulate ideas and understand the basic task.
There is a planning portion of each task. This may be used by students to organize their thoughts before beginning the actual task. Teachers may suggest to their students a variety of strategies that have been previously introduced in class, such as brainstorming webs, concept maps or using the 5W’s. Teachers will want to point out the important criteria before their students begin the task.