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SIM or Strategic Intervention Material refers to teaching aid introduced into

the teaching methods to stimulate the activity of the students and thereby
increasing their level of understanding.
Different Parts of the SIM
Guide in Developing and Reviewing Strategic Intervention Materials (SIM):
Guide Card
1. Gives a preview of what students will learn.
2. Stimulates interest in the topic.
3. Presents the focus skills.
a. Mentions the learning competency (LC).
b. States at least 3 sub-tasks (activities).
c. Builds on prior learning/ prerequisite skills.
d. Mentions the concrete outcome or product students are expected to
demonstrate/ produce.
4. Cites briefly the activities.
5. Challenges the learner in performing the tasks.
Activity Card
6. Translates the focus skills into at least 3 activities.
7. Provides activities that:
a. are organized based on the sequence of the focus skills (in the Guide Card).
b. have clear directions.
c. provide examples to concretize the concepts, particularly those drawn from reallife experience.
d. students can complete independently, in pairs, or in small groups.
e. allow students to make discoveries and formulate ideas on their own.
f. guides and challenges students thinking and learning.
g. uses local data and situations (e.g., interacting with people in the community).
8. Provides transition statements that recognize students accomplishments.
9. Provides questions that:
a. guide the development of concepts/focus skill.
b. elicit the message or meaning that student can take away from an activity/
c. elicit an explanation, not one-word answers.
d. establish the relationship between the topic/lesson and what students already
know or are familiar to them.
e. develop the skills in the three domains.
Assessment Card
10. Provides exercises, drills or activities that allow students to:
a. assess their understanding of what they have learned and correct errors when
b. monitor their learning and use feedback about their progress.

11. Formulated in standard test formats to give students practice in test-taking

12. Gives clear directions.
13. Provides an Answer Key (in a separate card)
Enrichment Card
14. Provides activities that reinforce the content of the lesson
15. Provides opportunities for students to:
a. apply what they have learned to other subject areas or in new contexts.
b. work independently or in groups to explore answers to their own questions.
Reference Card
16. Provides readings that relate content with students life experiences
17. Provides a carefully researched list of resources that:
a. will reinforce concepts/ skills learned
b. provide additional content not found in the textbook
c. students may refer to for further reading.
Psychological principles that create an impact on learning, from How Children
Learn by Estella Vosniadou, International Academy of Education, International
Bureau of Education.
Scale: Interpretation:
4.20 - 5.00 VE - Very Evident
3.41 - 4.19 E - Evident
2.61 - 3.40 ME - Moderately Evident
1.81 - 2.60 LE - Less Evident
1.00 1.80 LE - Least Evident