Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Elmer and Wilbur and the Lost Teddy - Section 2: Reading the story

 

I have found that vocabulary is a BIG deal with my ELL students.  So many words in many of the stories I read are only found in that story.  It is difficult for my students to remember words that we do not use all the time.  I find I have to encourage them to say the word many times, tell me what it means, clap the syllables in the word and even act it out.  It is important for me to teach the words with in the context they are found.  The standards for new vocabulary want the students to be able to figure out the meaning of the word through contextual clues.  This is an area I am lacking in.  I need to do more contextual clue teaching.  The word ventriloquist is a difficult word.  Pointing out how the word is used and using picture cues helps.  The more I use these strategies the better my students will be in understanding word meaning through the clues in the text.

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Elmer and Wilbur and the Lost Teddy

Unit 8: Elmer
Lesson 5 of 8

Objective: SWBAT discuss the new vocabulary and key details to write a narrative sentence to read to the class.

Big Idea: We will read a fun Elmer story and discuss the new vocabulary then write a sentence about the story.

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