December 14, 2022

Building Background Knowledge With Gallery Walks

The gallery walk uses guiding questions to help students learn content while practicing literacy skills – with the purpose of building background knowledge. Watch as this teacher sets her students up for success through the use of illustrations and text at multiple stations throughout the classroom. By viewing pictures, reading text, and writing notes and questions at each station, students engage with specific content and collect new learning they can apply in future reading or writing activities. Teacher modeling, pair-share for oral language practice, visual references, sentence stems – all of these effective strategies are embedded in the glorious gallery walk.

Reflection Question:

What other skills could your students practice during a gallery walk?


Search the K12 Hub

More From Teaching Channel

Brunette teacher with face in hands sitting at desk
10 Tips to Reduce Overthinking

Teaching is a rewarding profession that allows educators to shape the minds of the next generation. However, it can be a challenging job that requires

Want to partner with us?

We’re always looking for new authors! If you’re interested in writing an article, please get in touch with us.

Subscribe to our Newsletter!

Get notified of new content added to K12 Hub.

Great News! Learners Edge, Insight ADVANCE and Teaching Channel are now under one umbrella. Learn More

Welcome to the Education Evolution

Learners Edge and Insight Advance have merged with Teaching Channel to become your single source for graduate-level courses, professional development, video coaching, plus lots of free resources—all in one place.

Teaching Channel logo