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Des Moines Independent
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Name of Strategy
Vocabulary: General Vocabulary
Description
It sounds so simple, but I wrote the vocabulary words on the board in front of the students. Then we previewed the chapter we were about to start. I believe the students recognized these words while reading the text and paid extra attention to them. I included a vocabulary test at the end of the unit. Compared to prior years, the test scores were higher.
Rank Strategy
Useful but Needs to be Modified
Reflection
I think the students knew that I felt that these words were important, and thought they would show up on the test. At the start of class the first day of the new unit,I walked to the board without saying a word and started to write the vocabulary. It may have been the newness of me starting without talking , but they were intrigued, and isn't that the best start?
Subjects
The educator applied this strategy to the following subject areas:
Grade Level
The educator applied this strategy to the following grade levels:
Grade 11
Grade 12
Rank Readers
At Grade Level or Mixture of Reading Levels