Friday, February 25, 2011

Vocabulary Development Suggestions

5 Step Vocabulary Activity
1.  Teacher produces a definition (tell, read, demonstrate...)
2.  Teacher creates a nonlinguistic representation of the word while engaging in a "think aloud" that helps students identify key components of the visual and their relationship to the new word.
3.  Students write or say their own definition of the word.
4.  Students create their own nonlinguistic representation of the word.
5.  Return to visual to add or revise elements as students deepen their understanding of the concept.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lakota Life Values

Wacantognaka - Generosity
Woksape - Wisdom
Wowacintanka - Fortitude
Waohola - Respect

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

From the Office of Linguistics & Culture

Welcome to the Linguistic & Culture page.  I will be posting information and resources for you on a regular basis.  On this page you will be able to find classroom strategies for the ELL and culturally responsive instructional strategies which will be integrated in the pacing guides.