Many students learn the saying, "when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking." While this is a catchy strategy, sadly it is not a good tool, as it only works for less than half of the vowel combinations or vowel teams. A Better Way: I much prefer: using a variety of strategies that not only make the process fun and memorable, but it teaches all of the rules. embedding memory strategies into images. presenting game-like activities to make the concepts stick over ... Read More about Vowel Combinations Can Be Fun and Memorable for Struggling Students
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Making inferences can be a difficult task for many learners. It is an abstract way of thinking that requires explicit instruction. I like to make the process fun and memorable by using images, slogans, metaphors, and games. Come on over to my blog where you can download some free handouts that teach this concept. Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren ... Read More about Help Students Master Implied Meaning: Free Inference Activities
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Abstract thinking and multiple meanings are two higher order language skills that middle school students need to master. Those students that are concrete learners, often need extra help to understand and practice these skills. Come on over to my blog where you can get some free activities to try with your class. Click here to learn more. Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren ... Read More about Free Abstracting Thinking and Multiple Meaning Sample Handouts
Middle school students often face higher order language skills for the first time. Higher order language skills, also called higher level language or metalinguistic skills, refers to advanced language processing. It includes abstract and deductive verbal reasoning skills and the understanding of advanced vocabulary, inferences and word relationships. Come on over to my blog - CLICK HERE - where you can learn more about this and get two free informational posters and three ... Read More about Free Higher Order Language Poster and Activities.