Sephonics - Learn The IPA Alphabet. Freeware. Sephonics 1.0 is a Windows program that will teach you the English phonetic alphabet, which is a subset of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA, in short). Sephonics includes seven different exercises for practising English pronounciation and the phonetic alphabet, including a phonetic memory game to relax between the lessons! There are also exercises where you learn to match a sound to a phonetic sign, transcribe from phonetic text to ordinary text, and much more! Sephonics is freeware. Developing Questions for Critical Thinking “Education must be increasingly concerned about the fullest development of all children and youth, and it will be the responsibility of the schools to seek learning conditions which will enable each individual to reach the highest level of learning possible.” Benjamin Bloom Handbook on Formative and Summative Evaluation of Student Learning Bloom’s original taxonomy (developed in the 1950's) divided the way people learn into three domains: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor.
Vocabulary Graphic Organizers Graphic organizers help students to visualize the relationships between words and their possible meanings. Teachers can use these graphic organizers with their explicit vocabulary instruction. These tools may also be used as classroom assessment for learning because they give teachers a quick look at students' vocabulary knowledge. A variety of samples have been provided. 100 Exquisite Adjectives By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Practice precision when you select words. Here’s a list of adjectives:
IPA Typewriter If the title above does not display correctly, you should click on "About" to find out how to get a unicode font. Introduction You can use this tool to type phonemic symbols to be inserted in a word processor. You can also use it to produce the code needed to insert phonemic symbols in a web page.
Lesson Plans and Activities for Teaching Phonics Want to try phonics in your classroom but don't know where to start? These free resources, including lessons and activities, will help you use phonics to promote reading success. Professional Development Resources Explicit Systemic Phonics by Wiley Blevins (PDF) This detailed article describes the critical components of a good phonics lesson. Preventing Reading Failure This Q&A provides information on how to integrate phonics lessons with teaching reading. Decoding Multisyllabic Words by Wiley Blevins This article from Instructor Magazine provides the information you need to start teaching your class about syllable spelling patterns.
Teaching Academic Language and Vocabulary Across the Curriculum Teaching Academic Language and Vocabulary Across the Curriculum provides practices for teaching academic language and vocabulary that are useful in many contexts across the curriculum. Students need to be able to understand the teacher’s explanations, discuss what is being learned, read for different purposes, and write about their learning. We call this type of language academic language, the language that is used by teachers and students for the purpose of acquiring new learning and skills. The emphasis on academic language increases each year from the time children enter school to their progression to higher grades. Vocabulary knowledge is directly related to content knowledge. Stahl and Fairbanks (1986) found that vocabulary instruction directly improves comprehension.
5 tips for helping students to really learn vocabulary Laura Austin, an ELT Consultant for Oxford University Press, presents some useful tips on how to teach vocabulary to your students so that they will really learn it. Students need to be able to do so much more than reel off lists of vocabulary. They need to be able to manipulate the language so that it can support their communicative needs. Below are 5 ways to help students really learn vocabulary; to help them write, speak and communicate confidently and correctly. 1) Repeat little and often
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Article - Organizing Your Vocabulary Notebook Many students, when they encounter a new word, tend to write it down in their notebook, together with a translation in their native language. They think that by doing so, they have “learned” the word. Not that simple! You can only say you have “learned” a word when you: know what it means know how to say it know how to spell it know when and when not to use it know the grammar of the word (e.g. which word must follow it)