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Here’s A Lesson – & A Template – That Intermediate ELL Students Taught Beginners

I’m a fan of regularly trying to create situations where students teach their classmates (see The Best Posts On Helping Students Teach Their …

Why You Should Urge Your Child's Teacher to Have Classroom Yoga Breaks

When my kids were in Montessori elementary school, I used to teach yoga as part of PE. But when I heard that yoga expert Louise Goldberg advocates for short, mini yoga breaks once or more in the school day, I knew she was onto something even better. Yoga movements help kids focus, relax, and feel …

Yoga

Teach the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers

To improve students' reading comprehension, teachers should introduce the seven cognitive strategies of effective readers: activating, inferring, …

Teaching

Reading and Reading comprehension: ¿How can we improve it?

21 September, 2015 Reading Comprehension<p>We have already talked about what is <b>Reading comprehension</b>, how it could be altered in many <b>learning disorders</b> …

Natural Language Processing

5 Resources to Help your Child with Reading Comprehension - Friendship Circle - Special Needs Blog

Learning to read requires several complex cognitive processes, which is why so many children have difficulty with it. For many students with …

Teaching

"Click or Clunk?": A Student Comprehension Self-Check

Students periodically check their understanding of sentences, paragraphs, and pages of text as they read. When students encounter problems with …

Think-Pair-Share | Classroom Strategy

Decide upon the text to be read and develop the set of questions or prompts that target key content concepts.<p>Describe the purpose of the strategy and …

What Do Reading Comprehension Tests Measure? Knowledge.

Florida<p>The student constructs meaning from a wide range of texts.<p>reads text and determines the main idea or essential message, identifies relevant …

Comprehension Instruction: What Works

References<p>Click the "References" link above to hide these references.<p>Anderson, R.C., & Freebody, P. (1981). Vocabulary knowledge. In J.T. Guthrie …

Teaching Metalinguistic Awareness and Reading Comprehension with Riddles

As a 6-year-old, I was obsessed with knock-knock jokes. I laughed uproariously whenever I heard one, no matter how inane.<p>Knock knock.<br>Who's …

Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners

Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners<p>Lydia Breiseth<p>Comprehension is the goal of reading, but it can be the most difficult …

Teaching

Reading Comprehension and Higher Order Thinking Skills

When children first learn to read, much of their effort is focused on decoding and pronouncing each word correctly. While this kind of phonetic …

Teaching

Elementary English & Reading, Elementary Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Strategies

Elementary Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Strategies<p>In this set of video vignettes, Virginia elementary teachers demonstrate vocabulary and …

Teaching