This strategy provides a structure for students to record their own comprehension and summarize their learning. It also gives teachers the opportunity to identify areas that need re-teaching, as well as areas of student interest.


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3-2-1 Elementary

Have students record their 3-2-1 responses on this template. For Primary Grades PK-1, this strategy should be used in whole-group rather than as an independent task, with the teacher charting ideas. Of course, since many children will want to participate, there might be more than 3-2-1 ideas/questions in each section.

3-2-1 Secondary

Students can write 3-2-1 on their own paper, or you can provide more structure with this template.

3-2-1 Spanish

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Michael Sandhu
7th grade Science teacher.
Austin ISD, Texas