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Active Student Learning Games
Ms. Bezet has discovered that her young students learn best when they’re active. Learn about the half dozen different kinesthetic learning games she uses to teach vocabulary, parts of speech and other language arts skills.
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Adding Machine Scrolls
Ms. Keohane’s students compete to see who can identify the most instances of words from a weekly list: nouns, adjectives, multi-syllabic words -- the list varies. Most interesting is the adding machine tape.
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Amazing Adjectives
To reinforce adjective use, I place the following line on the board: 'I'm a rip-roaring, hand clapping, faithful, ______, ______, _______, United fan!' The instructions are to place as many words that...
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Backwards Spelling
Ms. Sennett plays a fun spelling game with her students. There’s backwardness, and there’s spelling, but students learn to spell the right way!
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Bingo Review
Terminology is often difficult for students to master. We found that playing Bingo is not only fun, the students tend to retain the information. Bingo cards can be constructed in Microsoft Word by usi...
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Differentiated Spelling Ideas
Over the years I have been able to create a differentiated spelling program based on Diane Snowball's publications on how to teach spelling. I use a basic list of words that are spelling patterns that...
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Essential Skills
One of the best book report ideas I have used with 8th graders uses the Lifeskills list found in Susan Kovalik's book, 'Iti: The Model Integrated Thematic Instruction' (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obid...
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Holiday Songs
During my 27 1/2 years of teaching, I've always enjoyed creating and improvising songs to help my students understand and enjoy special music for holiday celebrations. I discovered that many of my ver...
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Learning Difficult Vocabulary
I learned a few vocabulary strategies that are not only fun, but really help the students remember tough words from their reading. One strategy is to take the word and create a...
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Overhead Sentences
I use the overhead to have students arrange words into sentences and sentences into paragraphs. I type the words on the computer using a large font, print them on a transparency and then cut up the se...
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