Practice Eleven - Implementation Ideas


  1. Modeling Vocabulary Building for Elementary Strategies, videos, and songs
  2. Modeling Vocabulary Building for MS/HS - Multiple classroom strategies
  3. Lexicon Task Cards - 8 different Lexicon examples, strategies, etc.
  4. Etymology - What is it? This document includes basic information on etymology with examples and resources.
  5. Student Example of Lexicon Goal Setting 
  6. Allwords.com - a website with vocabulary resources with: 
    1. Dozens of glossaries in a myriad of subjects to make browsing for words by category easier and a more satisfying experience.
    2. A crossword puzzle solver
    3. A word of the week with definition, discussion, etymology, translations in 5 languages
  7. Phonics 
    1. Phonics - This article is about the method for teaching reading and writing called phonics.
    2. The Role of Phonics in the Teaching of Reading: A Houghton Mifflin Position Paper by Dr. John J. Pikulski
    3. 5 Simple Ways To Build Phonics Skills and Phonemic Awareness - article with six different activities that build on different ways kids can learn.
    4. 5 Simple Ways to Help Kids With Dyslexia - The Classroom Key - Strategies, interventions, and activities to improve reading skills in kids with dyslexia, for teachers and parents.
    5. 8 Ways to Build Phonological Awareness in Grade-Schoolers By Kelli Johnson, M.A. Share & Save ... Find out if phonological or phonemic awareness skills are taught in your child’s class. If the answer is “no,” ask if extra support is available. ... 6 Fun Ways to Build Reading Skills Video: How to Choose Books for Children Who Struggle With ...
    6. 9 Ways to Build Phonological Awareness in Pre-K and Kindergarten - an article by Kelli Johnson, M.A. The more you can build on these early “pre-reading” skills, the more prepared your child will be for the challenge of learning to read.
  8. Definitions, Syllabication, and Etymology 
    1. Dictionary - link to Merriam-Webster
  9. Roots, stems, prefixes, and suffixes 
    1. Roots, Bases, and Stems
  10. Parts of speech 
    1. Tips for the 8 Parts of Speech
  11. Vocabulary 
    1. Vocabulary Activities and Resources - PreK
    2. Vocabulary Activities and Resources Elementary
    3. Vocabulary Activities and Resources | MS/HS
    4. Vocabulary Strategies - 15 versatile strategies for building and using enriched vocabulary with groups or individuals.
    5. Vocabulary.com - Allows personalization of vocabulary learning specific to class and student needs
  12. Lexicon 
    1. Lexicon Resource - 31 word tasks for all grade levels
    2. Lower Elementary Lexicon
    3. Lexicon Task Cards - 8 different Lexicon examples, strategies, etc.
    4. Student Example of Lexicon Goal Setting - student is setting individual goal for his effort in creating a lexicon
    5. Modeling Vocabulary Building for MS/HS - Multiple classroom strategies
    6. Modeling Vocabulary Building for Elementary Strategies, videos, and songs
    7. Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing Strategies - digital download - Tried and True!' VOCABULARY - READING - WRITING - WORD WALL Strategies! These will take the place of worksheets and keep your learners engaged and thinking critically. Includes task cards.
    8. Dictionary - link to Merriam-Webster
  13. Application 
    1. Speech 
      1. Creating Positive Dialogue by Redirecting with Quotes - Strategies for the use of Quotes including a variety of practical examples and printable quote posters.
      2. Public Speaking Tips by Toastmasters - select from menu for tips in a variety of areas for public speaking
      3. How to Give a Great Presentation - 7:04 min. - 7 presentation skills and tips
      4. Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Resources - Videos, articles, strategies/tips for speaking
      5. Minute Mania Verbal Fluency - quick effective pre-writing strategy
    2. Writing, editing, and proofreading 
      1. Writing Strategies - List of writing resources and activities for all grade levels
      2. Writing Fluency Strategy - pre-writing strategy that works to prevent writer’s block
      3. Tools for Editing: 
        1. Proofreading Marks poster
        2. Editing Checklist for Self and Peer Editing - may be filled in online
        3. Teaching with editing printout - strategies for teaching editing skills
        4. Peer Editing Form - Timesavers for Teachers - includes a 1 sheet form and smaller 4-to-a-sheet editing forms
      4. Book of Wisdom - A journaling strategy that supports character development
      5. Journaling Tips Why journaling is important and tips for implementing.
      6. Self-reflection Strategies - includes reflection writing stems, poster, a One-Minute Feedback strategy, etc. - All Age Levels
      7. 12 Printable Online Resources and Tips for Using Graphic Organizers - Includes a variety of graphic organizers including some in Spanish.
  14. Songs for Teaching - songs for Scientific Method, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Physical Science and Earth Science, etc. - Complete song lyrics are given with a music clip and information for ordering. 
  15. Self-Assessment Tools - includes rubric, choice, and other self-evaluation tools
  16. Word Walls 
    1. Word Wall Ideas - PreK-2 - 12 - wide variety of ideas, instructional strategies, videos, etc.
    2. MS/HS Word Wall and Resources - Elementary Word Wall and Resources - activities, literature, websites
    3. Word Walls in the Secondary Classroom - Guide to creating secondary word walls with activities.
    4. "Making Word Walls Work in the Secondary Classroom" - Research-based How-to guide with photos of actual word walls in different curriculum areas. Includes links to other resource
  17. Reading 
    1. Classic Literature Resources - a variety of books, websites with audio and lesson plans, activities, etc.
    2. Famous Recitations, Poetry, and Quote Examples
    3. Whole Group Discussion
    4. Hand’y Curriculum Connections Page One - Poster 1; Poster 2, Poster 3
  18. Practice 2 - Educators and learners speak in complete sentences and address one another by name, demonstrating mutual respect and common courtesy. 
    1. Procedure for Designating Time for Formal or Casual Speech Example
  19. Graphic Organizers: 
    1. Tips for Using Graphic Organizers
    2. Mind Mapping as a Tool
    3. KWL KWL Chart and Resources