Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

Biology - KWHL Chart



Protein molecules inside a living cell (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2015).



Purpose of Strategy/Approach


Provide multiple means for students to represent comprehension, such as by activating prior knowledge and bridging it with new knowledge using relevant analogies.


Rationale of Lesson


Understanding of this topic is fundamental to understanding the makeup of living organisms and ultimately how the human body works. Cell structures and functions enable cells to function independently or as part of multicellular organisms. The interdependence of cell structures within a cell mirror the interdependence of organs to the well-being of the human body.


Acknowledgment of Content Expert and Consultants


Carlye Mascorro, Ladimae M. T. Daoayan, and Dr. Anila Asghar


  • microscopes
  • slides of animal and plant cells (for example: onion cell and a cheek cell/swab slides) 
  • overhead projector
  • computer with projector
  • books on cells (including textbook)
  • pens/pencils

References and Web Resources


KWHL Chart References and Web Resources