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Vocabulary Strategies - Learning Tasks

Vocabulary Strategies - Learning Tasks
This graphic organizer helps students to learn new vocabulary by not only defining the term in their own words, but contextualizing it through authentic examples and visual representation. CLASSROOM INTEGRATION: the Gallery WalkPREP: Identify and list the essential vocabulary for the unit. Working in groups of 3-4 student, assign each team ONE term.MINI LESSON: Introduce the Frayer Model by modeling the strategy. Establish expectations for student learning product using a rubric or checklist.GROUP WORK: Facilitate student learning by conferencing with each group and using probing questions to help students think through their reasoning.STATUS of THE CLASS: Assign one student in the group as the 'presenter'. The other team members will circulate the room to other groups to learn about their term. Use a 2 minute timer to keep the activity on pace.

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Speed Writer-Neil's Toolbox About The Speed Writer How long does it take you to write 150 words? An hour... two? Seven ideas for using mobile phones in the classroom The post was talking about if mobile phones are really a distraction and how they relate to classroom management. It talks about a place for mobile phones and says: “Smartphones are here to stay. Period.

Choosing Words to Teach The teacher's edition for a fourth-grade anthology suggests teaching the following words before inviting students to read an excerpt from Charlotte's Web (White, 1952): comfort, cunning, endure, friendless, frolic, lonely, soaked, and stealthily. Why do you think these words were selected? One obvious reason for selecting words to teach is that students do not know the words. Although cunning, endure, frolic, and stealthily are probably unfamiliar to most fourth graders, comfort, friendless, lonely, and soaked are probably not. Familiarity does not seem to be the principle used to make the selection.

edutopia Teaching vocabulary within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an essential component of standards-based curriculum alignment. Making the critical words second nature to our students will enhance achievement on assessments and will be useful in college and career. To process and store the academic vocabulary of the standards, our students’ brains require an efficient automatic memory system. This system, also called nonmotor procedural memory, stores information that is repeated, such as multiplication tables, song lyrics, words and definitions. Following are 11 strategies, supported by education and memory research, for teaching critical CCSS words while keeping the cognitive verbs in mind: analyze, evaluate, compare, delineate, etc. Cognitive verbs require processing skills that are automatic (unconscious) to free up working memory space, the area in the brain that holds new information and connects it to long-term memory.

Free English Reading comprehension tests and exercises online Reading comprehension is also an important part when you take an English test. Reading comprehension test can help you to improve vocabulary, grammar, and logical thought ability. There are some tips for you to improve reading skills: - Practice reading every day. Mr Benn and the Anatomy of Extended Writing Me and Mr Benn I was born in 1975, and the cult children’s animation Mr Benn was part of my childhood. I must have watched re-runs, since the only series made (which consisted of a paltry 13 episodes) was first aired in 1971. For the uninitiated, Mr Benn employed a recurring plot sequence. The bowler-hat-wearing protagonist would leave his home each morning and end up in a strange fancy dress shop, run by an even more mysterious shopkeeper.

Great Ways to Teach Any Day's Times Illustration by Kevin O’Callaghan; photograph by MYKO PhotographyIllustration from the Times Topic Page on The New York Times Warm-up activities, curriculum extensions, skill builders, literacy games, substitute lessons, or just for fun: this collection of reusable activity sheets in PDF is one-stop shopping for all of these purposes and more. Each idea below can be used with any day’s edition of The New York Times. Where necessary, an activity includes separate directions to the teacher, though most are self-explanatory enough to be handed directly to students.

Primary Ideas: 4 Pics 1 Word in Your Classroom On Saturday, I was sat near a child on a train who was playing 4 Pics 1 Word on his father's phone. Then, when I returned home, my other half was requesting help with a puzzle she was stuck on. In the way it often does, my mind struck up and started to ponder how this could be used in a classroom. Idea 1: Children create their own puzzles for others to try to solve. Possibly using homophones or where the same word (eg stamp or smoking) can fall into a number of different word types: Note: We have not seen this idea anywhere else.

6 Creative Ways to Teach Students Academic Vocabulary 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. Or you can get a little more creative. Here are some of our favorite ways to shake up word instruction: Post a bulletin board “graveyard” of overused words such as said, nice, and good. Have students write livelier alternatives to these “dead” words on paper tombstones. Invite students to take turns choosing an unusual word of the day from the dictionary.

The Best Teacher Websites How do you know what are the best teacher websites are with so many choices out there? Which ones have quality, and which are just there to make money? How do you know if you can trust the information on it? This list is continually being added to, by myself and other site visitors like you, when there are new pages of high quality released. Doing language analysis Copyrighted image Credit: Production team It is possible to analyse any stretch of language from a number of perspectives. The three most basic levels of linguistic ‘raw material’ are respectively accent, vocabulary and grammar. Find the gap - increasing speaking in class This article looks at how the notion of a gap between speakers can be used to provide a reason for communication. Finding ways to create gaps between students, gaps which need closing, creates speaking opportunities and prompts the creation of new activities. What is a gap? Types of gap Increasing student talking time Conclusion

There are 15 strategies on the Learning Tasks website that can be used in classrooms. Frayer Model (which was used in our class on index cards) and Graffiti Vocabulary are strategies that I would like to use in my classroom. by lisabishop Jul 24

This site has 15 strategies for assisting students in their vocabulary acquisition. However, most relative to this study were two models that would assist in teaching emergent readers. The Frayer Model and Graffiti Vocabulary strategies incorporate constructive and visual aides for vocabulary acquisition. by cameronbourg Jul 24

There are a variety of strategies on this site. I like that there a lot of visual activities for visual learners. by msilvadun10 Jul 20

This site has a list of great vocab activities and there are also free downloads of the worksheets. by britto Jun 14

This is a great site for vocabulary activities, most of which only take about 15 minutes. by jortega Mar 13

This site has 15 strategies for teaching vocabulary. Number 6 is great- vocabulary cartoons - used to help visualize new words. by kjames15 Mar 11

On this particular website strategy 2, is graffiti vocabulary. Where the students create posters of words with 3 images, and a definaition in their own words, and together create a word wall. I think this would be great for grades1-3. by tgil Mar 9

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