Year 3, Volume 5
Adding visuals to lessons can enhance the students' abilities to make connections with the concepts being learned increasing their ability to comprehend and participate of classroom discussions. Photos, maps, drawings, movie clips, and concrete objects are all examples of visuals that can be used in the classroom.
GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS are an excellent way to visually organize facts, ideas, and concepts that help students make sense of the content.
- Students survey a text from back to front looking for unfamiliar words.
- Teacher generates a list of three to ten unfamiliar words/terms based on the students' survey.
- Teacher writes short student-friendly definitions for the terms, giving definitions that match the way the word is used in the context of the passage.
- Students practice pronouncing the words during a choral reading with the teacher.
- Students read the passage.
- Students use some of the words during the speaking and writing tasks in the lesson.
Marzano's Six-Step Process
- Describe: Teacher describes the term using examples and visuals
- Describe: Students describe the term using their own words.
- Draw: Students draw a representation of the term.
- Do: Students practice using the new term.
- Discuss: Students discuss the terms as they work collaboratively.
- Play: Students participate in games that reinforce deep understanding of the new vocabulary terms.
STRATEGY: Perspective Choice
Science, Social Studies, & Language Arts
After reading and discussing a topic, select a situation in which a group of six people must make a decision. Examples include: a family of medieval peasants who are deciding whether or not to go on a pilgrimage, or a group of scientists trying to decide how to handle an epidemic.
As a class, write six different sentences that represent different perspectives on the same event using the sentence frames listed below.
- I think we should _______________ because...
- We ought to ______________ because...
- It would be a good idea to...
- We definitely shouldn't _______________ because...
- It's not wise to _______________ because...
- I don't believe it is worthwhile to _______________ because...
Number the perspectives one through six and have students form small groups of six, each student taking a different perspective. Students begin by reading a sentence from the board and then improvising a conversation based on their impression of what the characters might say. Students may repeat their conversation as a class. The class as a whole then discusses what might be the best choice for the group.
It's All About Engagement!
When You Believe in Your Students They Do Better
It may seem obvious that students achieve at higher levels when teachers believe in them, but few would have predicted how much a simple message from teachers can change students’ whole trajectories and achievement.
ESL TExES training with Sonia Rhykerd from Region 10 at Zellars!
If the training on April 1st doesn't work with your schedule...
Check out Region 10's Calendar of Events and look for ESL TExES Preparation Courses.
ESL TExES Test or Training Opportunities Mileage Reimbursement
If you take your ESL TExES (154) test or attend an ESL TExES (154) test preparation session at Region 10 or Region 11, you can get mileage reimbursement for the day you travel to and from the test/training center. To process your reimbursement, fill out a Travel Receipt form with proof of attendance to the event such as the registration form and a printed Goggle Map confirming mileage from your campus address to the location of the event and back.
Please submit the filled out form and related paperwork to your campus secretary.
Posted by Chontelle Bonfiglio - Bilingualkidspot on May 23, 2017
There has been a lot of research on bilingualism over the years. Many studies have found so many benefits of being bilingual or being able to speak more than one language. A trait that was once considered a hindrance, has now proved to have so many advantages for both children and adults.
Here are 10 amazing benefits of being bilingual: Make sure you check out the Infographic at the end of the page!
To read the full article, click on the link here.
Remember you have access to resources, video library, and other important tools to assist you in creating a dual immersion learning environment.