Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

SLANT Mnemonic

 

 

Purpose of Strategy/Approach

 

Use the acronym mnemonic SLANT to increase class participation by increasing a student ‘s nonverbal positive “teacher-pleasing” behaviors in any content class.

 

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

 

SLANT Mnemonic Step-by-Step Instructions

 

Materials Needed

 

SLANT slide, SLANT poster (at least one), copies of SLANT that can fit on an index card, index cards, glue sticks, tape, overhead projector or computer with projector, SLANT self-monitoring checklist, timer, computer(s) with Microsoft Excel software, and English journals (optional)

Support Materials

 

SLANT Slide

 

SLANT Monitoring Checklist

References and Web Resources

 

SLANT Mnemonic References and Web Resources