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The Common Core State Standards for Reading call upon students in grades K-12 to read and comprehend complex literary and information texts independently and proficiently .
When it comes to teaching academic vocabulary, you can have students endlessly copy new words into their notebooks or use new words in a sentence over and over.
When you recognize a word’s prefix, you can make a better guess at the meaning of a new word.
A dictionary is the most basic aid you can turn to if you want to improve your skills in any language. The thick volumes of yore are still there (some as bookends), but a modern pundit is more likely to consult an online dictionary or any of the smartphone dictionary apps that give the term ‘pocket dictionary’ a modern twist.
Teaching Vocabulary: Play (to) their Interests Posted on Thu, Mar 28, 2013
Yesterday I ran a workshop for English teachers at VW in Wolfsburg who are having trouble adapting the coursebook they are using for their mixed level courses. Before they get started on the given tasks, they have to pre-teach the more challenging vocabulary.
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Tools for Educators offers as resources for lessons, lesson plans and K-6 printable materials for classes. The
By: Linda Diamond and Linda Gutlohn
TEACHER NOTE: Have your students create their own picture dictionary. Some students took it a little further and made picture flashcards to review the words that they learned. My Flashcards Page Vocabulary Games and Quizzes Daily Vocabulary Quiz
One of my teaching assignments this semester is to work with students who need extra help preparing for the SAT (all 11th grade students in my school are required to take it). I split the responsibility with a mathematics teacher. My focus is on helping the students develop their reading skills and knowledge of vocabulary.