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 download and use.
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 about details and examples? We might want them to know what kinds of things are details: facts, quotes, statistics, firgurative language, the information in a visual, sensory details, and more. We also want students to know some of the things they can do with details: compare and contrast ideas, support a point of view, oppose a point of view, make a decision, describe a character, make inferences, make prediections, and more. As always, I’ve got a pdf copy for you – just print it out and share it with your students (and fellow educators).
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, 2011.
I’ve included the PowerPoint with directions and a template that is ready to modify for your own use.
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.
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 set that has the hour and half-hour in sequence. You can project this set and students can practice reading the times with you.
Download the label cards. The use of the label cards are good to help students with vocabulary related to time.
As always, please share your ideas for using this activity.