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BACK TO SCHOOL is not just about building classroom community. It's also about establishing expectations of learning and introducing new ways to explore curriculum concepts.
Let's go beyond memorization of facts and concepts this year.
NEED A WAY TO BUILD DEEPER UNDERSTANDING of concepts in Math, English, or any subject?
WANT YOUR STUDENTS TO DO MORE than simply memorize a definition to "show" that they understand a curriculum concept or vocabulary word?
Then use the Frayer Model graphic organizer to
SAVE HOURS OF PREP WORK and reuse this lesson / graphic organizer over and over again.
BUILD VOCABULARY & UNDERSTANDING
If you’re new to teaching, or haven’t had a chance to use the Frayer Model graphic organizer much, then this package is for you.
The Frayer Model is a powerful strategy for students to gain a better understanding of vocabulary and concepts. Instead of simply memorizing a definition from the teacher or textbook, using this graphic organizer and strategy will give your students a chance to
* play with their understanding by brainstorming facts about the topic,
* clarify their understanding by coming up with non-examples, and then
* communicate a more concise understanding of the topic
* develop critical thinking skills as they judge and evaluate which characteristics are essential to the definition.
The zipped file includes a lesson plan, powerpoint file, handouts, and posters to help your class build vocabulary and deeper understanding of concepts using the Frayer Model graphic organizer.
*DOWNLOAD THE PREVIEW PDF which contains the READ ME file for this product. It explains exactly what you get and how to install the BANGERS (comic book style font) if you don't already have it installed on your computer.
The lesson and powerpoint slideshow will give your class step-by-step instructions on how to actually use the graphic organizer, and how to actually revise and edit ideas.
- Work through a whole-class activity and explore the word: house.
- Give students the opportunity to test out their skills with the word: selfie.
Blank handouts are provided so you and your students can use this graphic organizer strategy effectively with any subject:
- To introduce and teach concepts
- To review understanding for assessments
EXAMPLES OF HOW TO USE THIS GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
NOTE: LESSON PLANS / HANDOUTS FOR THE FOLLOWING TERMS ARE NOT INCLUDED. These are meant to be examples only. You can modify the powerpoint slideshow and the blank graphic organizer in this package to create your own vocabulary lessons.
These concepts match the curriculum in Ontario, Canada. If you have ideas or suggestions about which vocabulary terms I should do next, please leave a comment.
Teach / review subject specific vocabulary and concepts in science
Ontario Grade 5: tension, compression, system, load
Ontario Grade 6: electrical circuit, current, battery, energy
Ontario Grade 7: ecosystem, biotic, sustainability
Ontario Grade 8: salinity, aquifer, water table
Ontario Grade 9: biosphere, diversity, watershed, equilibrium
Ontario Grade 10: compounds, product, reactant
Teach / review subject specific vocabulary and concepts in math
Ontario Grade 4: Fractions (i.e. 1/2 ), Operations (i.e. multiplication, division)
Ontario Grade 5: Volume, capacity, rectangular prism
Ontario Grade 6: Rotational symmetry, quadrilateral, acute triangle
Ontario Grade 7: equation, expression, growing pattern, variable
Ontario Grade 8: categorical data, discrete, continuous, Pythagorean theorem
Ontario Grade 9: equivalent ratio, single-variable term up to degree three
Ontario Grade 10: quadratic relations, similarity, congruence
Teach / review subject specific vocabulary and concepts in Language Arts:
Figurative language: metaphor, simile, pun, irony, onomatopoeia ...
Parts of speech: verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, preposition, conjunction …
Types of texts: narratives, exposition, persuasion, description
Forms / Text Features: history textbook, essay, short story, lyric poem, ...
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