Build Incidental Vocabularies

Build Incidental Vocabularies

Focusing on core vocabulary is essential for student success. But the Common Core State Standards also outline expectations for addressing the unknown words students may “bump into” when reading (see CCR.L.4). I refer to this kind of vocabulary instruction...
Visualize within Listening Stations

Visualize within Listening Stations

When targeting visualization, have students show you their thinking by drawing their mental pictures. After teaching and modeling the skill, then guide students through it in small groups, and then let them practice visualization within a listening station. The...
Develop Reading Vocabulary

Develop Reading Vocabulary

Learning Center Subscribe to Ask Smekens Filter by Category: All Reading Reader's Workshop Management Comprehension Planning Comprehension Lessons Standardized Reading Assessments Text Selection Annotating & Note-Taking Writing About Reading Literacy Stations...