First-Letter Mnemonic Strategy
The FIRST-Letter Mnemonic Strategy is a strategy for independently studying large bodies of information that need to be mastered. Specifically, students identify lists of information that are important to learn, generate an appropriate title or label for each set of information, select a mnemonic device for each set of information, create study cards, and use the study cards to learn the information.
In studies, students who learned the FIRST-Letter Mnemonic Strategy increased their scores of test questions related to list information from an average of 51 percent before instruction to 85 percent after instruction.
Please note that professional development, coaching, and infrastructure support are essential components to effective implementation of SIM instructional tools and interventions. It is highly recommended that you work with a SIM professional developer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.Research on the FIRST-Letter Mnemonic Strategy