Thursday, October 29, 2009

Week 10, Day 4: Word Walls

Today's best practice: Create a vocabulary word wall for new or weird terms.

We have a large E.L. population at our school. We have been using many E.L. strategies to help these students to succeed for years.

E.L. strategies are just really good best-practices.

One is the word wall. I realized that the word wall helps ALL STUDENTS.
Exert. Magnitude. Property. Left/Right, Contact. These are not the hard sciency words that our curriculum is filled with. Put up a word wall.

Below is a list of Strategies I was given by a former Colleague, Heather Marsh. Thank you Heather.
Look these over. They are common sense. It’s good to be reminded of good sense. I bet you will say, "I do that in my room"
Matrix of Strategies and Objectives Reading

Read Aloud

Shared Reading

Guided Reading

Independent Reading

Choral Reading

Readers Theater

Partner Reading

Literature Study
· Whole Group Lesson
· Small Group Guided
· Self-Selected Writing
· Conferencing
· Write Aloud
· Shared Writing
· Interactive Writing
· Language Experience
·Writing Workshop • Author's Chair
Word and Language Study
· Word Wall
·Vocabulary Lesson • Vocabulary Review
Oral Language Strategies
· Blow the Roof Off
· Tea Party
· Information Gap
·Mix/Match • Four-in-One
Vocabulary Strategies
· Frayer Model Word Box
· ABC's ofIt All
· "Q" is for duck
·Vocabulary Foldable • Vocabulary Weave
Cooperative Structures
· Expert Groups
· Think-Pair-Share
· Rally Robin

Hope this helps,

Love to Teach and Teach with Passion

Remember...It's not Magic, It's Science

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