Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

LINCS Strategy



Purpose of Strategy/Approach


Use the acronym mnemonic LINCS strategy to help students learn, store, and remember the meaning of complex vocabulary by utilizing an auditory memory device (a story) and a visual memory device (a picture).


Rationale of Lesson


Comprehending this topic is fundamental to understanding the makeup of dramas and ultimately how plays are created. The six elements composing a play combine to create a story through dramatic effect. Being able to deconstruct a play will enable the reader to comprehend the deeper meaning behind symbols in the play.


Acknowledgment of Content Expert and Consultants


Pam Mayette and Dr. Mary Ellen Beatty-O’Ferrall

Lesson Plan


LINCS Strategy Step-by-Step Instructions


Materials needed


4” x 6” index cards (Provide cards with rows on one side to assist students with dysgraphia or visual tracking challenges as well as cards without rows on either side.), pens or markers, list of unknown or less familiar words from The Glass Menagerie, LINCS slide, LINCS poster (at least one), copies of LINCS that can fit on an index card, index cards, glue sticks, tape, overhead projector or computer with projector, timer, computer with projector, computers for students to use, dictionaries, English journals (optional – See step 22), printer for computers students use (optional – See step 29), scissors (optional – See step 29), and English journals (optional – See step 22)

References and Web Resources


LINCS Strategy References and Web Resources