Vocabulary Development #5- Getting Organized

This month we’ll look at the importance of vocabulary. 1. Creating a graphic organizer is another way to meet students needs: Here is one example.   2. Copy the words in their story/book context and substitute words that relate to the students’ experiences/vocabulary. Look up and discuss how the substituted word(s) change the textual meaning… Read More »

What is Scaffolding? How Can I Use It?

Definition: Scaffolding- breaking up learning into chunks Teachers as well a classroom assistants and parents use scaffolding whenever they break apart skills. Those pieces, or chunks, allow students to learn parts and then put the pieces together to understand the whole. Here are a few ideas on how to break  learning into manageable pieces. Model/Demonstrate/Show… Read More »

Using Volunteers

Now’s the Time! Volunteer in A School  Volunteering is easy as making  phone call to a local school. You’ll find your local schools listed in the front of your phone directory someplace near county and city listings. What can you volunteer to do? gather supplies for a busy teacher help in the school library help… Read More »