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Y es, spelling or at least vocabulary is important. But spelling tests are deadly dull and have no educational value – all they do is tell you which kids got the letters in the right order in that particular contrived circumstance. They don’t teach anything themselves except panic.
Jokes are a great tool in the classroom. They are an incentive for students to learn, they are usually short, memorable and they reward students with a laugh (or a groan) at the end. Below, you can read ten ways to use jokes in the classroom. Of course you will need to get hold of some jokes. There are millions on the internet though many will not be suitable for students because of inappropriate content, inappropriate language, or they may rely on a pun which foreign learners don’t find amusing.
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Ok, so in my last post I mentioned being inspired to give my literacy block a little facelift. A week and a half ago I went to another school in my district to visit a T1 classroom.
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SQ3R is a reading strategy formed from its letters: