Awesome for vocabulary practice! 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 and our struggling students need at least Strategies for the classroom
Listen to reading: Great websites that have stories read online - FREE. She also has a FREE book critic form the students can complete after they listen to the story. I like this for my technology corner.
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Use a cover slip when collecting assignments. Grade the assignment, record the grade on the cover slip, then pass the papers back to students. No alphabetizing papers for the grade book. You can also see at a glance who didn't turn work in.