Mnemonic Devices Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.6 and L.7

Core Standard

Put in simple terms a mnemonic device is a method that we use to remember something that we deem to be at least mildly complex. In reality they are shortcuts for our brains to recall and retrieve information quickly. They come in many different forms, probably the most often used being acronyms. An acronym is a word where each letter of the word represents a word found within a phrase. For example, the acronym FBI stands for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Images also serve as powerful mnemonic devices for representing concepts. This is where the use of graphic organizer originated from. Rhyming creates a memorable harmony that students will often use to remember concepts and terms. These worksheets will explore how mnemonic devices can be used to heighten your recall and help you retain information.