Focus on the Little Words in Math Story Problems

Focus on the Little Words in Math Story Problems

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Initiate a School-Wide Root Rally

Initiate a School-Wide Root Rally

Beyond the direct instruction of specific terms, there is power in teaching students about root words. (A root word is any word part that carries meaning. There are three types of root words: prefixes, suffixes, bases.) In his book Greek & Latin Roots: Keys to...
Compare Vocabulary Study to Dating

Compare Vocabulary Study to Dating

Compare Vocabulary Study to Dating Mar 1, 2019 | [Reading] The expectation is students “master” essential vocabulary words. This means they have permanently added the terms to their listening, speaking, reading, and writing vocabularies. To truly master...
Take Advantage of Root-Word Instruction

Take Advantage of Root-Word Instruction

Take Advantage of Root-Word Instruction Sep 17, 2018 | [Reading] Teaching students every word in the English language is impossible. But teaching students how words work leads students to unlock many other words. Tim Rasinski, a leading expert in vocabulary and...
Assess Vocabulary with Cloze Passages

Assess Vocabulary with Cloze Passages

Assess Vocabulary with Cloze Passages Apr 16, 2018 | [Reading] After teaching a new concept, it’s necessary to assess students’ overall understanding and comprehension. When the instruction includes a heavy dose of new vocabulary, a cloze strategy works...