The interest in modern teaching methods has increased exponentially during the last decade, both in terms of theory and, especially, concerning the possibilities of using them in preschool and primary education. First graders, faced with learning situations that should keep the ludic and interactive features and also gradually increase the degree of complexity of tasks and acquisitions, may constitute real beneficiaries of the formative valences of these methods. The study aims, as a theoretical foundation, at a brief analysis of the three modern methods, namely, brainstorming, “Know – Want to know – Learned” and the cluster. Based on this, we shall proceed to structuring and presenting some applications made throughout an entire school year by turning these methods to advantage during the lessons of Romanian Language and Literature.
Key words: cluster, brainstorming, modern teaching methods, Know – Want to know – Learner