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Does vocabulary support comprehension? Sure it does and it is so important for our developing readers to have multiple interactions with vocabulary words!
The Key Classroom has a good chart to walk you through what teachers should know about teaching vocabulary!
This is video explains the different tiers of vocabulary and why explicit vocabulary instruction is essential to a balanced reading program.
Check out these 10 games from The Not So Wimpy Teacher to help your students get that "practice" in with vocabulary words. Many of these would work great in centers or partner groups!
I also LOVE the "Parrot Strategy from The Candy Class on TPT. Check out this freebie and be sure to visit her store for other great products!
We are Teachers has a spot on post about how to support ELL learners with vocabulary that would also be very beneficial to add to your daily lessons! The strategies and activities hit lots of different learning styles!
Be sure to stop by The Reading and Writing Haven! These strategies are awesome! So many simple ways to get your students to dig deep into vocabulary! Myth #3 is my favorite to bust!
Do you have a word wall????? If the answer is no, please consider adding one to your classroom! It is a simple way to bring vocabulary into your lessons! Grab this FREE one from Especially Education to get you started!
Hi Friends~ It sure has been a while since I posted on The Schroeder Page but I just made a super fun Penguin Anticipation Guide in Google Slides and I just had to share!
This time of year is perfect for jumping into the Arctic region and hitting those science and social studies standards!
Anticipation Guides - YouTube
What is an Anticipation Guide?
An Anticipation Guide is a reading strategy that is used before reading to activate students' prior knowledge and build curiosity about a new topic.
Before reading a text, students respond to several statements that challenge or support their preconceived ideas about concepts in the book.
Using an interactive anticipation guide, students to move pieces digitally while representing prior knowledge on a digital or paper copy of a text.
Interactive anticipation guides increase engagement and allows students the opportunity to interact with a text in the virtual work.
What is Epic Books?
I love to use EPIC Books for anticipation guides! If you haven't signed up for your FREE teacher account it is a must! Run! Go do it! Be sure to click Educators for the Free Account!
The selection of nonfiction texts is amazing! This book below is the text that you will need for the Penguin Anticipation Guide!
How I use the anticipation guides in class?
There are several ways I use our Anticipation guides in class.
1. In a large group with our Smartboard. I meet my students up front on the carpet and introduce the anticipation chart. We will discuss what beginning reading and after reading looks like. We begin with the first statement and as a class vote if we think the statement is true or false. We then head to the book and read. Clicking back to the guide and then determining the answer to the statement using text evidence.
2. Students have the anticipation guide on their ipad and mark their responses as we read.
3. Students read and work with the anticipation guide independently with the ipad/book.
4. Place a QR code of the guide in a center with copies of the book.
5. Students can work on the guide using a laptop or desktop computer.
*If you are looking for accountability with the activity, all you need to do is ask students to make their own copy of the guide and label it with their name in the top. You can easily make it an assignment in Google Classroom too!
Grab your Penguin Anticipation Guide Below! You are going to love it & your kiddos are going to love it too!
If you are looking for more Penguin Learning Fun you can check out my All About Penguin Unit on TPT!