When delivering new content to students (particularly struggling learners), it is important to chunk information into small, digestible parts. Why?
By breaking content into smaller bits, and presenting it gradually over a period of time, we maximize retention rates in the classroom because chunking makes more efficient use of working memory. A child is more likely to remember twenty vocabulary words if they are presented with two or three new words each day rather than all at once.
Watch this short video to hear Jennifer Hasser explain why this strategy helps students succeed!