Use Cutouts to Depict Vocab Terms

Use Cutouts to Depict Vocab Terms

Robert Marzano’s research shows that for students to comprehend, retain, and master a vocabulary word, they have to work with the word multiple times and in multiple ways. The research also shows that one of those ways must be visual. There must be a visual...
Utilize Charts & Tables as Vocabulary Strategies

Utilize Charts & Tables as Vocabulary Strategies

Within many state assessments, students are asked to organize information from the reading into a chart, formally referred to as a semantic map. If they are never given experience in the regular classroom to work with this type of question, it’s not a mystery...
Review with Action-Packed Strategies

Review with Action-Packed Strategies

Review vocabulary terms by giving students opportunities to “play” with words. Getting kids up and moving and interacting will increase their retention of key terms. That said, here are a few favorites: 1. Play-doh: Creating a visual representation of a...