Okay, your students now have their new terms, definitions you provided and student generated definitions of each term. The majority of your students now have a solid connection with these terms and their definitions. So, now what?
Now, you start adding supports - things to really solidify the understanding of students who "get" the terms, and bring more of your students into the fold. But how?
Dr. Marzano says to build deeper connections to and understandings of the terms, your students should access the visual part of their brains by making pictures, pictographs or symbolically representing the words in other ways. I do this in several ways, and they are really fun...
All of these can be really fun, get students excited about learning, build great connections with terms and can be used throughout a unit either as warm ups or filler activities. If you want to see more great vocabulary resources, keep following this blog, or click the link below for vocabulary resources I use in my class, and be sure to also visit the rest of my store.
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