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MaryLiz Jones

21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary l Dr. Kimberly's Vocabulary Blog - 132 views

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    "21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary" - Vocabulary Vocabulary researcher/writer Kimberly Tyson shares some excellent tools for building Vocabulary, which she sees as one of the most important activities teachers should get right. She shares the important role Vocabulary plays in the CCSS. See some of her other blog posts.
Roland Gesthuizen

Frayer Model | Classroom Strategies | AdLit.org - 62 views

  • The Frayer Model draws on a student's prior knowledge to build connections among new concepts and creates a visual reference by which students learn to compare attributes and examples.
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    "The Frayer Model is a strategy that uses a graphic organizer for vocabulary building. This technique requires students to (1) define the target vocabulary words or concepts, and (2) apply this information by generating examples and non-examples. This information is placed on a chart that is divided into four sections to provide a visual representation for students. "
Glenn Hervieux

10 Do's and Don'ts for Effective Vocabulary Instruction l Dr. Kimberly's Vocabulary Blog - 92 views

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    Dr. Kimberly Tyson shares 10 Do's and Dont's for teachers doing vocabulary instruction. Nice summary. The blog post also connects to other known effective instructional approaches (including Marzano).
Martin Burrett

BBC English - Vocabulary - 3 views

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    An interesting interactive resource from the BBC about the importance of using interesting vocabulary and adding 'bling' to writing. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Cara Whitehead

Summer Program - 34 views

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    VocabularySpellingCity has a new summer word study program that allows children to sharpen academic skills as they play. These simple assignments are a daily workout for the brain, building Vocabulary skills such as Vocabulary, spelling, and writing.
Katie Keeler

Word Generation - Developing Academic Language - 1 views

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    Middle school literacy and literacy instruction
Martin Burrett

Into the Book - 123 views

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    A beautifully made resource showing students the different elements of a book/story and provides ideas and vocabulary for them to talk about their learning. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
anonymous

Save The Words - 66 views

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    For those with a pamphagous apetite!
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    You can adopt a word which means you will promise to use it or you can sign up for word-a-day. Great way to extedn vocabulary
Roland Gesthuizen

Frayer Model - WorksheetWorks.com - 82 views

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    "The Frayer Model is a vocabulary development tool. In contrast with a straight definition, the model helps to develop a better understanding of complex concepts by having students identify not just what something is, but what something is not."
Katie McClintic

12 Of The Best Vocabulary Apps For Middle & High School Students - - 65 views

  • The AWL (Academic Word List) was developed by Averil Coxhead at the world renowned School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria Univ. of Wellington, New Zealand. The list of words were selected because they appear with great frequency in a broad range of academic texts.
Sandy Munnell

The British Psychological Society - 13 views

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    paper and connection to text messaging and literacy: the more textism a child uses, the higher their scores on literacy and reading - haven't read the whole paper - one has to pay for it - but if there is merit here this presents a new dynamic educators haven't thought of
Matthew Callison

Word Work: Salt Dough Spelling - 1 views

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    One of the five components of The Daily Five is Word Work. Word Work is a time when students focus on spelling and vocabulary development, often using visual and kinesthetic methods. One of the activities students can do that is both visual and kinesthetic is Salt Dough Spelling.
Josh Flores

Annotating the Model Content Frameworks for ELA/Literacy by PARCC - 9 views

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      Quarterly Modules - but could be adjusted for your school's purposes.
    • Josh Flores
       
      Ingredients!
  • shape the content within the modules in any way that suit their desired purposes
  • ...54 more annotations...
  • re-order
  • order in which the four modules may be used is not critical
  • ocus and emphasis on the types of texts
  • What changes
  • is the
  • analytic reading
  • examining its meaning
  • read and reread deliberately.
  • understand the central ideas
  • supporting details
  • entails the careful gathering of observations
  • overall understanding and judgment
  • omparison and synthesis of ideas
  • drawing on relevant prior knowledge
  • suggests that educators select a minimum number of grade-level-appropriate short texts
  • as well as one extended text
  • in lower grades, chosen texts should include content from across the disciplines.
  • upper grades, content-area teachers are encouraged to consider how best to implement informational reading across the disciplines
    • Josh Flores
       
      The Nonfiction Split
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      Elementary and Secodnary
    • Josh Flores
       
      Selecting Multiple Texts
  • present their analyses in writing and speaking
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      Listening and Speaking Tip: Class presentations with a rubric; allow class to complete rubric of their peers too and use video or text-to-speech based web 2.0 animation programs for shy students
  • all students need access to a wide range of materials on a variety of topics and genres
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      INTERNETS: Open Resource Revolution!
  • students improve both their reading comprehension and their writing skills when writing in response to texts.
    • Josh Flores
       
      I knew it!
  • notes, summaries, learning logs, writing to learn tasks, or even a response to a short text selection or an open-ended question.[9]
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      Examples of Writing Practices
  • hese responses can vary in length based on the questions asked and tasks performed, from answering brief questions to crafting multiparagraph responses in upper grades.
  • narrative story and narrative description
    • Josh Flores
       
      TWO TYPES OF NARRATIVE Writing
  • creative fiction, as well as memoirs, anecdotes, biographies, and autobiographies
  • include writing under time constraints
  • writing over multiple drafts
  • generate writing pieces in response to teacher-provided prompts and to their own prompts
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      LEVEL Qs: Teach students to generate Academic Questions to explore
  • For reading and writing in each module
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      Essential READING & WRITING Skills
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      for ELA/Literacy
  • Understand and apply grammar:
  • Cite evidence and analyze content
  • Understand and apply vocabulary
  • Conduct discussions and report findings:
  • grades 3-5
  • two standards progression charts for each grade level
  • Writing
  • peaking and Listening
  • Graham, S., and M. A. Hebert. 2010. Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading. A Carnegie Corporation Time to Act Report. Washington, D.C.: Alliance for Excellent Education.
  • suggests both the number and types
  • Students
  • offer one way of organizing the standards
  • quarterly modules
  • reflects the integrated nature
  • four sections
  • to express an opinion/make an argument or to inform/explain
  • write
  • citing evidence
  • analyzing
  • grammar
  • vocabulary
  • discussions
  • reporting
jasonsanderson

the importance of "talking math" to kids - jasons@sylvan.k12.ca.us - Sylvan Union School District Mail - 44 views

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    Many parents know the importance of talking and reading to their children to develop vocabulary and vocabulary skills, but what about math?
Rob Weston

Texting teenagers are proving 'more literate than ever before' - Times Online - 88 views

  • using colloquial words, informal phrases and text-messaging shorthand — such as m8 for ‘mate’, 2 instead of ‘too’ and u for ‘you’.
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      Increased use of colloquial words in written exams.
  • Despite this, the two-year study found that today’s teenagers are using far more complex sentence structures, a wider vocabulary and a more accurate use of capital letters, punctuation and spelling.
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    I know it's an old article but it's interesting to have a study on literacy in this post-texting world.
Martin Burrett

Unused Words - 96 views

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    This is a fab literacy site where you can find interesting and rare English words. Browse for words to make children's work stand out from the crowd and play 'guess the meaning' with your class. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Kathleen N

A Week of Word Generation - Claire White - 0 views

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    Word Generation is a novel approach to vocabulary teaching and academic language development that comprises 15-minute daily activities organized in a five-day cycle.
Martin Burrett

Vocabulary Pinball - 137 views

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    A great pinball English word game. Collect the letters using your pinball skills developed from your misspent youth and guess the meaning of the word. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
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