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A Poem for you
A Poem To Remind Educators: Believe In Your Students And They Will Believe In Themselves by Mari Nosal, M.Ed., CECE
Oh teachers listen closely
For this you need to know
My future rests right in your palm
I need you as I grow
My destiny is yours to shape
By words you choose to use
Encourage me, tell me I’m great
Your power do not abuse
Believe in me and I will shine
I will not let you down
Give up on me and let me fail
My choice will be to drown
Please teach me all you know my friend
Do not give up and leave
And I will thrive because I knew
In me you did believe
I have the talent to succeed
But sometimes feel lost
Please help me so I find my way
No matter what the cost
Don’t leave me on the tough days
I need to know you’ll stay
For you help me to grow and learn
And assure me i’m o.k.
Support me, guide me, and teach me
My fate is up to you
For with your words I’ll fail or win
It is up to you you’ll see
Please don’t leave nor write me off
I am worthy of your time
I promise I’ll not fail you
To give up would be a crime
My future is up to you you’ll see
In you I do believe
I will succeed and fulfill my dreams
If you walk with me
In order for me to succeed
I can not walk alone
Don’t give up on me and walk away
My emotions will turn to stone
Teachers listen closely
I need your help today
Help now and I promise
I will make you proud one day
Why is vocabualry development important for Reading Comprehenison
Vocabulary Development is Crucial for Reading Comprehension
Importance of Vocabulary Development in Acquiring Fluency in Children - The literate English vocabulary can pose difficulties for children who come from an English-speaking household as well. Certain words such as restore may be read in a book but the child is not acquainted with the word through life experience. Children who live in a low-income environment will most likely not know what renovate means, by comparison children from an affluent environment would most likely comprehend the definition of renovate in print due to exposure.
In addition, check how this teacher helps her students to build vocabulary by looking at related words. Even though it is a HS class, the activity can easily be applied at the Elementary level.https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/build-student-vocabulary
Component 6: Practice & Application
As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. And as we all know, learning takes practice.
Teachers must give students a chance to practice new material with careful teacher oversight to demonstrate mastery. The features under this component include:
20 - Hands-on materials /manipulatives provided for students to practice using new content knowledge
21 - Activities provided for students to apply content and language objectives.
22 - Activities integrate all language skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking.
Adapted from Making Content Comprehensible for English Language Learners, The SIOP Model by Jana Echevarria, Mary Ellen Vogt and Deborah J. Short.
Technology IntegrationGoogle Apps are revolutionizing how educators teach and students learn. Here are 10 ‘Golden Rules’ to consider when using them.http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/01/23/google-apps-rules-554/?
21st Century Education
21st Century Education
What Does 21st Century Learning Look Like in an Elementary School?