Welcome to week two of the Word Nerds Study! 🙂 I am once again linking up with Sabra from Teaching with a Touch of Twang to share my thoughts on this really great read for teachers wanting to learn more about innovative ways to teach vocabulary to students! 🙂 If you would like to post on this book as well, don’t hesitate to link up with Sabra each Thursday! 🙂
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Chapter 2: Classrooms That Foster Word Confidence
They made suggestions about how to keep students motivated in the classroom. Having a great behavior management system that fosters celebrating comaraderie and collegiality among students is a great start! Also, having a classroom that is student friendly, rather than teacher friendly will give the students the freedom to make right choices independant of intervention from the adults present in the room. I really loved how both authors fostered independance in their students with their room arrangements!
What I found most helpful in this chapter was the suggestions made about how to choose the appropriate vocabulary words for my learners.
1. Use the words from your established commercial reading program.
2.) Choose Content Area Words
3.) Choose Tier Two Words