First, we must love music or literature or mathematics or vision.jpgor science so much that we cannot stand to keep that love to ourselves. Then, with energy and enthusiasm and enormous respect for the learner, we share our love.
-- Katherine Paterson
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Opción-Entonces-Finalmente/apropiadamente/inmensamente
Último-Biografía-Bibliografía-Cita-Necesita-Significa-Hacer-Ciudad
Conozco-Gustaría-Conclusión-Respeto-Además-Estuviera-Joven

Ideas for deepening understanding:

Teaching Vocabulary Across the Curriculum Article








Some additional resources: and

RECIPROCAL TEACHING:

What does it look like in its early stages? Watch this video of a teacher working with a group in social studies on the four strategies: Reciprocal teaching
Watch a group of students talking about Hatchet using reciprocal teaching: RT with narrative text
Here's a basic video that I might call Reciprocal Teaching 101 RT with big kids
A think sheet for nonfiction reading

RECIPROCAL TEACHING ROLES:

Role cards for students:

TEXTS FOR US TO PLAY WITH:




Common Agreements

  • Every teacher will use a word wall.
    • The word walls will be split into two parts.
      • Tiered 2 words (middle school), Tiered 3 & 4 words (high school).
      • Content specific vocabulary.
  • No more than 8 words per week.


Ideas for constructing WORD WALLS


Tiered Two Words Middle School
Abbreviate, accurate, adapt, ambiguous, analyze, annotation, application, appreciate, appropriate, argue, argumentative, articulate, assist, associate, audience, authentic, authority, background, bias, bibliography, catalog, characteristic, circulation, classify, collaborate, collection, compile, composition, comprehend, concept, conclusion, conflict, consequence, construct, content, context, contradict, contrast, controversy, copyright, correlate, credibility, criteria, critical, dialogue, digital, elaborate, evaluate, examine, factual, format, gather, generate, genre, glossary, graphic organizer, implied, impress, infer, index, infer, inference, inquiry, interpret, justify, literal, medium, monologue, monotone, mood, narrative, network, notation, objective, paraphrase, perception, perspective, plagiarism, portray, primary, proportion, protagonist, reflect, reproduce, rubric, segment, sequence, skim, source, stanza, stereotypes, subliminal, summarize, synthesis, theme, thesis, tone, verify, visualize



SPANISH-VOCABULARY- PALABRAS DE USO FRECUENTE PARA OCTAVO GRADO
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Vocabulary Strategies

Into

Through

Beyond


1. Clicker Activity
Objective: Review or practice words, definitions, and context.
See demo created by Ms. Bennett below:

2. Vocabulary Word Bank
Objective: To apply new words into writing (history).
Students are given a set of words, and they are required to use that word in their writing.
3. 15 Vocabulary Strategies in 15 Minutes
Objective: Team games, individual practices, technology based strategies.
http://learningtasks.weebly.com/vocabulary-strategies.html
4. Connect two Vocabulary Strategy
Objective: Connecting more than one vocabulary words together, applying the words, and reviewing context.
Connect Two Vocabulary Strategy
5. Analogies
Objective: In analogy problems, one or two terms are missing and students must complete the statements by providing terms that will complete that analogy.
Bone is to Skeleton as word is to .
Inch is to foot as millimeter is to _.
Martin Luther King Jr. is to civil rights as _ is to women's rights.
1. FLEX IT ASSESSMENT



Directions:You will work with a partner for this challenge. Follow these steps to be successful. Put a check mark when you have completed each step.




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BEYOND PROPOSALS:
Story Snowball/Unfold a Story: Give students a story starter or any prompt and after so many seconds, take a word from the word wall and have the students incorporate the word into their writing. This can be individual or students can do a paper pass so the writing is collaborative.

Clues: Take down words from the word wall or put them on index cards. Have a student choose one of the words. He/she writes a set of clues for the word and then unveils the clues one by one for the entire class or his/her small group or partner. Example of clue starters:
  • This word isn’t
  • This word is
  • You may see or hear this word in _situation
  • A sentence for this word is
Flex It Categorization (hard coy to be passed around at meeting)
Stir the Class Q&A (hard copy to be passed around at meeting)

Middle School Social Studies Department


This website might put EBSCO out of business:

http://scholar.google.com.co/

Meeting April 25, 2012




HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT










100 Words That All High School Graduates — And Their Parents — Should Know


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