Teach With a Mt View: Building Fluent Readers + Link Up! We have all heard about the shift that happens, usually between second and third grade, when students (should) go from learning to read to reading to learn. Unfortunately, for some students, their ability to read to learn is stifled by their inability to read fluently. Even for those kids who can read at an average pace, the faster and more accurately they can read and decode, the more effectively they can comprehend. When I taught third grade, and now as an interventionist, the importance of fluency is empathized more than ever (and has definitely met some critics). I know that fluency is NOT the end-all, be-all, but a lot of research proves that it is important, and a lot of schools are trending toward fluency being a high priority. I have compiled a list of some of the resources and strategies I have used when teaching in the regular education classroom and as an interventionist. 1. I know what you’re thinking—this is obvious. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Day 1 of new passage ONLY: Every Day: 8.
Men vs. Women: gender gap, gender roles - Absolutenglish Here are a few resources and activities I have recently used in class as part of a lesson on Gender Gap and gender Roles. The lesson starts with a sentence to punctuate. woman without her man is nothing I usually just write the words on the board and ask the students to think about it and do it in their exercise book first, then they come to the board to punctuate, in turn. We quickly analyse the grammar/syntax of the sentences produced, and determine whether the sentence is correct or not, whether it makes sense and if so, what the basic information is, what the extra information is. According to the maturity and level of the students, this activity can be fun. Here is a picture which provides the answer. The next activity is a "before watching" activity. It consists in providing the chapters/topics of the video I show in the following step. I don’t worry so much about the clichés conveyed. I then show the Animation by Bozzetto Female and Male
Podcast: Gender Roles Podcast: Gender Roles Whose job is it to take out the trash in your family? Is there such a thing as “pink jobs” and “blue jobs”? Are traditional gender roles a thing of the past? In many countries, dual-income households are now the norm. Check out our full collection of Ready-to-Print Discussion Starters English Lesson Plans. Coming soon to our podcast…Skateboarding. Introduce your students to iTunes today! Check out previous podcasts here. Daily Fluency Menu Gender roles discussion and information gap - ESL speaking activity The main focus of this class would be the discussion questions. With my advanced learners I find that this might take up to 2 hours of class time so I typically split the questions over two classes. I don't want students getting bored with the topic so i don't make them do the questions all at once. Students do tell me the conversations are interesting so it may not be necessary to split the activity over 2 classes. With the information gap, I generally put As and Bs together to form the necessary questions before pairing them up to fill out the worksheet. American girls' chores typically include domestic chores such as setting the table, helping with the laundry, vacuuming, and loading the dishwasher. Parents often give gender-differentiated toys to their children such as stuffed animals and Barbie Dolls for girls and _______________ for boys. Children are trained to prefer different colors as well. If a girl plays sports she'll likely try gymnastics, dance, or horseback riding. 1. 2.
Lesson Plan: Gender Stereotypes! | Sabrina's Weblog Happy women’s day! Continuing with this topic I have prepared a lesson for my intermediate course on men and women role stereotypes that I would like to share with you. I have found a good lesson plan in English-4u, a webpage where you’ll find lesson plans based on news and hit songs, to introduce the topic. The title of the lesson is “Jobs About the House” and it is a reading activity based on some statistics by the UK Office for National Statistics. To finish off the lesson, we can work on an episode from friends (season 9, episode 6): “The one with the male nanny”. Here you’ll find some activities you can do with your students while watching the video: Make a list of things the men that appear in the video do, that are not generally associated with the male sex.How’s Ross feeling when he talks to Sandy? Hope you find it useful. P.S. Like this: Like Loading...
Fluency Boot Camp! | Reading. Writing. Thinking. Sharing. Break up the mid-winter slump, and bring Fluency Boot Camp into your classroom! What is a Fluency Boot Camp? No… you will not be shipping your students off (sorry), nor will students have to march around the room (your choice), but I can guarantee that your students’ brains will be sweating as they participate in the classroom fluency camp you create! Just like any boot camp, students will build confidence through practice and drills. Are you sold on the idea yet? How to Organize Your Fluency Boot Camp Fluency Boot Camp can be modified and customized for pretty much any grade-level and classroom situation. Here’s a Fluency Boot Camp Planning Page to help you get started! Fluency Boot Camp Materials Necessary Materials: One group of willing soldiers… I mean, students! NOTE: Digital stopwatches are preferred, however you can use an ordinary wall clock or hour-glass board game timers if necessary. Optional (Fun) Materials: Whistles (ha!) What is Fluency? Let’s start with what fluency is… Speed Drills:
Rewordify.com: Understand what you read Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers If we want students to do something well, it helps to both tell them and show them what we expect. When it comes to writing assignments, we teachers will give students directions to write a convincing essay or draft a descriptive narrative followed by telling them how to earn a good grade on it. Many of us also hand out a rubric or criteria chart that tells all the expectations for the essay. Show Not Tell Let's take a moment to think of ourselves when we learn: Do we understand something and apply it better when we are shown a finished product while also being told about it? So if we want students to write a convincing persuasive essay that includes evidence, let's show them examples. Now, I know what some of you are thinking: when I show them a student model it often gets copied or parroted back! So how do we keep students from mimicking or from freezing up? Deconstructing Good Writing Finding Mentor Texts How has mentor text transformed writing in your classroom?