VOCABULARY 5th grade teacher Casceila Miller talks about the CIA Approach to vocabulary in our units of study. She discusses the benefits to explicit vocabulary instruction, especially in a high ELL population. Vocabulary is an important piece of comprehension and is a strong component of the CIA Approach.
BLOG: BEGINNING OF THE YEAR CLASSROOM SET-UP Fourth grade teacher, Ryan Painter blogs about classroom setup and routines. Ryan discusses turn and talk, building community in his classroom, and how aspects of C.I.A. can be used throughout the whole school day.
BEGINNING OF THE YEAR- CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS AND ROUTINES 5th grade teacher, Julie Hosking shares how she prepares her classroom and her students for CIA at the beginning of the year. She shows how to set up a meeting area, turn and talk, and other helpful hints (including pictures!)
METAPHOR SUPPORT FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS 5th grade teacher Casceila Miller shares how she uses visuals to help scaffold the use of metaphor for her high ELL population. While they read the book Chains (5.3) they draw pictures of the different metaphors that are used throughout that novel.