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Ideas for teaching vocabulary to middle schoolers?

Oct 9, 2013 8:55pm

I teach theatre to grades 6-8 and want to make their vocabulary experience something relevant (who doesn't!) and help them acquire words so that they will use them in the future.

  • Arts / English Language Arts / Foreign Language / Science
  • 6-8
  • Engagement / Special Education


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    • Oct 15, 2013 5:56am


      Word Walls are awesome because it makes essential vocabulary visible for all students and encourage students to use the words throughout the year. In the spirit of universal design, you can ask students to help design the bulletin board, so they are more likely to examine it daily. Then, whenever you have a writing assignment or performance, you can require students use a minimum number of the words on the wall. Here is a really simple explanation of the strategy.

      Hope this helps!

      • Nov 28, 2014 8:12pm