Topic : Reading
Vocab activities for your classroom
June 10, 2009By Georgia Scurletis
Sometimes our vocational ed (CTE) students have a difficult time reading technical literature because the heavy use of jargon gets in their way, hampering comprehension and frustrating those students who may prefer hands-on learning situations. VocabGrabber can help prevent this experience: students can "grab" a text's jargon beforehand, preview those terms, and then head back to the text with a good understanding of the key concepts they will encounter while reading. Continue reading...
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Summer Reading for Students
June 10, 2009
Inspire students to keep up with their summer reading!
You're 13 years old. It's a warm autumn Saturday and you're stuck at home, sprawled across the living-room couch, while all your friends are busy. "Mom," you say — dragging out the word to three syllables. "I'm bored. I have nothing to do.""Go read a book," she says tartly. And you roll your eyes. Mothers just don't get it. Continue reading...
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