Sorting Activity for Notes

Sorting Activity for Notes

I hope my last post about PowerPoints made you think about how you present vocabulary. I don’t want you to think I’m completely against Powerpoint. I did find a good use of my old vocabulary PP today based on Megan’s recent “memorizing”...
Death to PowerPoint

Death to PowerPoint

As I began to teach the level 1 activities unit for the 15th time, I opened my Dropbox folder to look at my files. There was my PowerPoint with pictures and the vocabulary word for over twenty different activities that students like and don’t like to do....
Memorizing vs. Meaning – part 2

Memorizing vs. Meaning – part 2

I told you in my last post that Frank Smith proved in a study that trying to memorize is less effective than connecting meaning to a word. He believes students needed to make connections with the words they are learning in order to remember them. The process of...
Memorization vs. Meaning

Memorization vs. Meaning

I’m reading this book for a literacy course I’m taking for grad school… Have you read it? It’s not written specifically for second language reading/comprehension but I can’t help but see the connections. I have to share something that I...
Cognate Practice – Part 2

Cognate Practice – Part 2

I use Megan’s cognate practice for my level one classes. For level two and three, I like to “up the level” for them! The goal slide is meant to be a little funny. They will freak a little bit, and then I will promise them that it is possible. This...