Academic vocabulary is huge. A student who understands the development of the plot in a passage can still miss a plot question on test day if he/she isn’t familiar with tier II and III vocabulary such as contribute, develop, conflict, or rising action. We need to make sure we are repeatedly exposing our students to academic vocabulary and teaching them use it in context during discussions.
There’s no rule that says test prep has to be boring. Spice it up a little. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
March Madness isn’t just a term for basketball; its what teachers go through every year during testing season. Don’t get discouraged. You don’t have to be super woman, but you also don’t have to feel like the world is crashing down on you. Know that you are not alone. We'll discuss strategies to keep you and your kids sane and entertained throughout the testing season in this 5 part series.
Why you should stop saying that author's purpose is as easy as PIE and what to do instead.
Keep Valentine's Day fun and focused all day long with these context clues and reading activities!
Use Book Talk Lunch Parties to encourage reading over the break this winter without logs, requirements, or bribes!