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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Reciprocal Teaching

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Reciprocal teaching refers to an instructional activity in which students become the teacher in small group reading sessions. Teachers model, then help students learn to guide group discussions using four strategies: summarizing, question generating, clarifying, and predicting. Once students have learned the strategies, they take turns assuming the role of teacher in leading a dialogue about what has been read.

Monday, 6 November 2017

15 Strategies for Managing Attention Problems

Source : Glenda Thorne, Alice Thomas, Candy Lawson , www.readingrockets.org

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The following strategies are offered for enhancing attention and managing attention problems. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but rather is meant as a place to begin. The best resources for strategies are the creative, inventive minds of enlightened assessment professionals, teachers and parents, in partnership with the students they serve. Together they can create multiple alternative strategies.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Blast off! - An alphabet class game

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Divide the students in two teams. Print and cut out planets from cardboard. Also print and cut out spaceships from cardboard. Stick on each planet and on each spaceship a letter from the alphabet. Make sure that each spaceship matches a planet. Spread them all over the floor and shout out “Blast off!” Each team has at their disposal 10 minutes to match all the spaceships with the correct planets. For each spaceship that students match with the correct planet, their team gets 1 point. The team with most points earns 2 stickers at the end of the game whereas the other team takes only 1.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Wake up the dinosaurs! - An alphabet class game

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Cut out from carton paper 26 fossils and 26 dinosaurs. On each one of the fossils write the lower case letters of the alphabet whereas on the dinosaurs the upper case ones. Hide the fossils in the classroom and place the dinosaurs in the middle of the room. Ask the pupils to wake up the dinosaurs by finding the fossils and matching them with the right dinosaurs.

Monday, 16 October 2017

10 Ways to Use Technology to Build Vocabulary

Source: Bridget Dalton, Dana L. Grisham, www.readingrockets.org

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Drawing on research-based principles of vocabulary instruction and multimedia learning, this article presents 10 strategies that use free digital tools and Internet resources to engage students in vocabulary learning. The strategies are designed to support the teaching of words and word learning strategies, promote students' strategic use of on-demand web-based vocabulary tools, and increase students' volume of reading and incidental word learning.

Monday, 4 September 2017

How to Find Quality Apps for Children

Source : Lisa Guernsey, Michael Levine , www.readingrockets.org

Choose wisely! This list is not exhaustive, but gives parents and educators a good idea of what to look for when considering an app and evaluating its educational value. Use app review sites and advice from literacy experts — including your local media mentor or librarian — to find materials that match children's needs.

Monday, 19 June 2017

It’s time for laundry! - An alphabet class game

Take 26 clothespins and write on each one of them the upper case letters of the alphabet. Cut out from colorful carton paper 26 T-shirts and write on each one of them the lower case letters. Use 2 cups and lace in between them a rope to create a hills hoist. Ask the pupils to do laundry by matching the upper case with the lower case letters and hang the T-shirts on the rope.