Summarizing Anyone?Is it just me or is summarizing one of the most difficult skills to teach students? I'm going to imagine that you all are nodding your heads! Even as an adult, I find it hard at times to summarize information. If you are out of ideas and need something new to try out, take a peek at the links below. I've tried some of them before, but I definitely see some that I'd love to try out. How about you?
10 Fun Ways To Effectively Summarize
Let's Get Engaged!No.... we aren't getting married silly! Besides summarizing, I thought I'd also throw in a resource for "Best Practice Instructional Strategies". These are awesome for getting your students more engaged. Have you ever stopped and just looked around at your students during a lesson. There are times I swear I could see a student drooling because they were so bored. To be honest.... I'm sure there are times my lessons were very boring. Yes.... I said it! Teachers can be boring at times. It's hard to spice up some lessons or standards. My gifted endorsement class has opened my eyes again to some awesome ways to get students engaged. I'm back baby!
Best Practice Instructional Strategies: Get Students Engaged!
Independent LearningFinally, I think I mentioned in a previous blog post about a vocabulary contract I was making. Grab it here.... I am taking a chance and offering it in editable format so you can tweak it. :) Enjoy.... This one was created for a 5th grade class that has gifted students but can be done with any student that you feel is ready for independent learning. If you have trouble with the link, please let me know. Enjoy. You can also view each page below. **Remember...you can grab this and edit it for your needs. I know....the fonts are fun, but I had to choose a font that most of you would already have so that it didn't come out funky on your computer. Sorry to all of the font lovers out there.
Free Vocabulary Contract For Independent Learning
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