Robert Marzano, a guru of vocabulary instruction, tells us that the bright kids need about 4 exposures to a word to own it, average students need about 14, and our struggling students need at least 40. Strategies for the classroom
Strategy Sandwiches - Today I'm excited about sandwiches! Not real sandwiches, I'm excited about the strategy sandwich. I made a Calm Down sandwich for a student, who comes at lunch to practice calm-down strategies. The ingredients represent the things that we've talked about trying when the worries start to overwhelm. We put it in a zipper sandwich bag and she tucked it in her lunch kit.
WORD OF THE WEEK ORGANIZER - I like this extension for my word of the week...I use the word of the week for my transitions, this would be a good addition. (INDIRECT LINK from blog to Word of the Week sheet)