CONTENT IMPERATIVES [under construction]


Five opportunities to re-examine learning, Content Imperatives allow students a way to put "the pieces" of their literary experience together.   Based on the work of Sandra Kaplan, Clinical Professor in Learning and Instruction at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, the imperatives are as follows:

The beginning, root, or source of an idea or event

The significant part or result of an idea or event


The coming together or meeting point of events or ideas


Ideas or events that are similar and can be compared


The contradictory elements in an event or idea 


Adapted from Flip Book, Too, Sandra Kaplan and Bette Gould and Content Imperative Cards, Educator to Educator