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When you're a graduate people expect you to use a vocabulary which is wider than a school-leaver's. To expand your vocabulary: Choose a large dictionary rather than one which is ‘compact' or ‘concise'. You want one which is big enough to define words clearly and helpfully (around 1,500 pages is a good size). Avoid dictionaries which send you round in circles by just giving synonyms. A more comprehensive dictionary will tell you that impetuous means ‘rushing with force and violence', while another gives ‘liable to act without consideration', and add to your understanding by giving the derivation ‘14th century, from late Latin impetuous = violent'. It will tell you that rash means ‘acting without due consideration or thought', and is derived from Old High German rasc = hurried. So underlying these two similar words is the difference between violence and hurrying. Keep your dictionary at hand when you're studying. Improve your vocabulary by reading widely. Related:  Reading, literatureLässtrategierEstrategias de lectura

Part 1 - Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies to ELLs: Visualization and Making Connections I am reposting four blogs that I published a few months ago so that participants in the June 28th #ELLCHAT will be able to read them. Part One: Reading Comprehension Strategies for ELLs: Visualization and Making Connetions. I was reading a story with my 2st grade ESL class entitled The Doorbell Rang (Hutchins, 1989). I wanted to teach my students the reading comprehension strategy of visualizing what was happening as they read. When teachers in my school started exploring Reader’s Workshop and began to teach their students what good readers do, I immediately saw the application to teaching reading comprehension strategies to English language learners (ELLs). Visualizing what is happening in the story Good teachers teach students to visualize, to make pictures in their minds as they read.

Normal and abnormal dental development Abstract Teeth are vertebrate organs that arise from complex and progressive interactions between an ectoderm, the oral epithelium and an underlying mesenchyme. During their early development, tooth germs exhibit many morphological and molecular similarities with other developing epithelial appendages, such as hair follicles, mammary and salivary glands, lungs, kidneys, etc. The developing mouse tooth germ, which is an experimentally accessible model for organogenesis, provides a powerful tool for elucidating the molecular mechanisms that control the development of these organs. Murine tooth development has proved to be a powerful model to study the genetics and molecular mechanisms of mammalian tooth development. Embryonic development of teeth relies on a series of reciprocal inductive signallings between two adjacent tissues, an epithelium and a mesenchyme. Whatever the final shape of the tooth, early steps of tooth development in mammals are very similar. Figure 1. p63 Pitx2

Learning English - Home Teaching Reading Traditionally, the purpose of learning to read in a language has been to have access to the literature written in that language. In language instruction, reading materials have traditionally been chosen from literary texts that represent "higher" forms of culture. This approach assumes that students learn to read a language by studying its vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure, not by actually reading it. In this approach, lower level learners read only sentences and paragraphs generated by textbook writers and instructors. The reading of authentic materials is limited to the works of great authors and reserved for upper level students who have developed the language skills needed to read them. The communicative approach to language teaching has given instructors a different understanding of the role of reading in the language classroom and the types of texts that can be used in instruction. Reading Purpose and Reading Comprehension Reading is an activity with a purpose.

IELTS Reading- Skimming and Scanning – IELTS Advantage Skimming and scanning are two of the most misunderstood and misused skills in the whole IELTS test. Most students think they know what they are and when to use them, but many use them incorrectly or innapropriately. In my Facebook group, lots of students ask how to improve their reading score and most of the time, other students simply state ‘Skimming and Scanning’. They are important, but this simplistic approach will not really help you. This is not the student’s fault; it is mostly down to poor advice from teachers and books. This article will look in detail at what they are and when to use them. Key IELTS Reading Skills Telling students that skimming and scanning are all you need to get a high score is wrong because there are not the only key reading skills. I would also say that vocabulary is an even more important skill. Let’s look at each of the skills in more detail. Skimming Why do we do this? Scanning Scanning is when you look for a particular word or phrase. Close Reading Skim Scan

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension 1. Monitoring comprehension Students who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not. They have strategies to "fix" problems in their understanding as the problems arise. Research shows that instruction, even in the early grades, can help students become better at monitoring their comprehension. Comprehension monitoring instruction teaches students to: Be aware of what they do understandIdentify what they do not understandUse appropriate strategies to resolve problems in comprehension 2. Metacognition can be defined as "thinking about thinking." Students may use several comprehension monitoring strategies: Identify where the difficulty occurs"I don't understand the second paragraph on page 76." 3. Graphic organizers illustrate concepts and relationships between concepts in a text or using diagrams. Regardless of the label, graphic organizers can help readers focus on concepts and how they are related to other concepts. 4. 5. 6.

Basic Growth and Development of the Face and Dental Arches Development & Morphology of Teeth Knowledge of normal development will aid in the understanding of the potential reasons and timing of abnormal occurrences. During the third and fourth weeks of embryonic development the face and mouth form. Three important germ cell layers, ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm are all essential in developing parts of the face and mouth. Clefts of the lips, jaw or palate occur during this early time frame. Teeth begin (around week 6) to develop from a band of oral epithelium on the upper and lower jaws. Alterations in the enamel content during development can affect the clinical appearance of the teeth (shape, color, hardness) and the susceptibility to caries development. At birth, the infant has all the primary teeth and many of the permanent teeth at different stages of development. Dental enamel consists of 96% inorganic material, 4% organic enamel matrix and water. Systemic influences causing enamel hypoplasia frequently occur during the 1st year.

Reading Comprehension Worksheets K12 - ESL - TOEFL - IELTS Menu Reading Comprehension WorksheetsTOEFL / SAT / GRE / IELTS Free Online Reading Comprehension Worksheets For ESL / SAT / GRE / TOEFL / K12 :Practice your reading skills and improve your English while learning new facts from interesting reading passages. See the different types of reading exercises in order of increasing difficulty. K12 / TOEFL / ESL / EFL Reading Passages 1-4. You are here: >> Home >> Reading Comprehension Worksheets Print exercises and lessons: Hint: For exercises, you can reveal the answers first ("Submit Worksheet") and print the page to have the exercise and the answers. Print This Page Home Grammar Beginners ESL For Kids Reading Skills Major Exams Writing & Vocab