7 Resources for Teaching and Learning Vocabulary 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. This assignment got me to go back in my archives of resources for teaching and learning vocabulary. Vocab Ahead offers online study rooms in which students can take practice vocabulary quizzes. Wordia is a free visual, video dictionary. Word Stash is a free service that describes itself as "half vocabulary builder, half dictionary, and full awesome." Knoword is a fun and challenging game that tests your ability to match definitions to words. Flashcards, either online or physical, still seem to be one of the preferred methods of studying vocabulary words. Words, Words, Words is a free vocabulary app for Android from Socratica.
Story Map The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. The versatility of this tool allows it to be used in multiple contexts. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Collaborative Stories 1: Prewriting and Drafting Students hone their teamwork skills and play off each other's writing strengths as they participate in prewriting activities for a story to be written collaboratively by the whole class. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit back to top
WriteComics.com - Create your own comics! Study flashcards online or mobile. CoboCards CogDogRoo - StoryTools 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (return) Note! 50+ Ways is no longer being updated here but over at the new site for 50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story-- It has more organizational features and includes ways for you to add content to the site once you join the new wiki. Below you will find 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story. Slideshow Tools Generates content that allows linear playback of a series of images, some with ability to add audio. 2. Upload images from computer or flickr or upload PowerPoint files. 3. "...effortlessly combine photos and video clips with words and music to personalize your story. 4. "RockYou! 5. "Slide lets you use photos and other digital content to publish and discover the people and things that matter to you." 6. 8. Creates horizontal slide shows from flickr sets ) no text or audio.
Flashcards: The world's largest online library of printable flash cards Journal Writing Tips: Tips for Writing in a Journal 1. Pick one fun thing to write about. 2. Write about something that happened to you. 3. 4. 5. Hopefully these prompts will motivate your students. If I were the teacher, I would... Sent in by Liza Oct. 6, '04: If my friend were an alien, we would.... If I were an (animal) I would.... One dark cold night I saw (fictional) Submitted by Deanne, 19 years old and an aspiring writer. -When I'm on top of the world... - What is your favorite day of the week and why? Visit Forms of Poetry to add to your writing and visit Our Poetry and Writing. I do poetry on Friday. Kids have come back to me throughout my career to tell me that they still remember poetry and they have their poetry booklet tucked away. Read what one graduate said: Poetry is a great way to express oneself! Links for more writing topics. Prompts from CanTeach Writing Topics More Journal Prompts Write Source: More Writing Topics: Grades 2-12
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