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Laura Hansen
targeting words
Sun Nov 23, 2014 20:57

I agree that teaching the targeted words seemed to help make the students more comfortable in the text especially if they know that they are going to encounter those words in the reading. I think that pre-teaching words in most cases helps ease the reading of the text for the student. Not only did it seem to influence confidence but also seemed to benefit students' reading fluency as well. In addition to slowing down, I think this study helped me remember the importance of very intentional teaching.

  • driving instruction - Melissa Boyd, Sun Nov 23 20:44
    I think that targeting words before reading, even with students reading on or above grade level, will put them more at ease when reading the text (especially the first read). I try to point out words ... more
    • Reminder - Stacy, Mon Nov 24 07:13
      I agree. I think that it reminds me that I still have some control over dealing with the academic issues that arise in my classroom. This gives me a tool to isolate a problem and document the things... more
    • targeting words - Laura Hansen, Sun Nov 23 20:57
      • Target Words - Candie Hedrick, Fri Nov 28 16:50
        This is something I need to be sure I am doing with each of my groups. I can see how this would benefit students' reading fluency.
      • preteaching vocab - Stacy, Tue Nov 25 08:35
        Have you ever heard of Ex-CELL. These great ladies from California have designed a process through their studies in doctoral work about ELLs and learning to read. Most of what they developed regards... more
        • Ex-CELL - Laura Hansen, Tue Nov 25 18:57
          I think you shared something about this for another class. But other than what you shared, I am unfamiliar with this particular method of pre-teaching vocabulary. Sounds interesting.
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