Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels,
each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels,
and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).

Monday, February 17, 2014

Effective Vocabulary Instruction

Did you know that effective vocabulary instruction pays off across all subject areas?  Here's an infographic of effective strategies for vocabulary instruction.  It includes strategies such as front loading vocabulary, using graphic organizers (if you haven't used the Frayer model, you're missing out) and using read-alouds to expose students to vocabulary.  The last one is a particular key, no matter what
subject you teach.  Choose a book, poem, story, or non-fiction, informational article that is at or above grade level and read it to students.
By exposing them to more difficult language,
you can make a difference.

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