You already know how important it is to teach vocabulary. You likely also know that we need to be directly teaching important vocabulary words. I’ve provided these examples to give you an idea of ways you might structure lessons to teach vocabulary. The examples are in a pdf format and ready for you to downloadContinue reading “Examples of Lessons for Teaching Vocabulary: ELA K-12”
Details and examples are one of those areas that students have struggled with when writing. Being able to cite details and examples is a skill that is valuable in reading, writing, thinking, and speaking. What are some of the things we might want to make sure students learn when we ask them to think aboutContinue reading “Content Card – Details, Details, Details”
I’ve been working on collecting ideas for content-area literacy. I began with the reading standards for science, grades 9-10 from the Common Core State Standards. Download a pdf version of the 28-page document and see if there’s an idea or two you can use. Informational Literacy Standards for Science – FRESH LINK, Updated September 27,Continue reading “Common Core Standards for Literacy in Science (Reading, 9-10)”
Motor Mouth is simply an engaging strategy for students to review important vocabulary. This can be used in any class at any grade level. Did I mention that this is also fun? I’ve included the PowerPoint with directions and a template that is ready to modify for your own use. Click here for the Powerpoint!
Another one completed! Click here to get the pdf. Don’t forget to run this on one sheet of paper for a one-pager (front and back) content card.
This content card is for the elementary level. The content card shows the parts of a line graph, ideas for comparing data, the definition of a line graph, and common words for describing the amounts in a graph. Download this two-page content card for line graphs.
Use this activity to help your young students learn to tell time. This is called Time on a Line because the clock cards are designed to hang from a string or clothesline. I’ve got a few options for download and use: Download the entire file at one time. Download time to the hour. Download timeContinue reading “Time on a Line”
Our younger students learn about parallel lines in different grade levels in different states. But there is some key content that students need to know related to parallel lines. This content card provides key content. (If you see other things that need to be added, please leave a comment and I’ll update this. All ofContinue reading “Content Card, Parallel (Elementary Level)”
When teaching students to count, there are a couple of basic tools every teacher needs. Here’s the great news: These tools cost almost nothing and are very simple to reproduce and use. DOWNLOAD MY HUNDREDS CHART and perhaps print one for each of your students. DOWNLOAD THE NUMBER CARDS and make a number line and/or useContinue reading “Learning to Count”
This is a sort in which students count to answer “how many” questions with up to ten things. This is for Kindergarten and goes with my Content Cards for Counting. DOWNLOAD THIS ACTIVITY for a tool that willl help students sort pictures as well as their corresponding numbers and number words. Corresponding Content Card –Continue reading “Counting Sort”