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Should we pre-teach vocabulary before reading?

Yes and No. Teaching key words before introducing a new passage has always been the way teachers have taught new words.

Considering your class age and abilities it is best to begin with this plan and gauge your classes experience and level. 88 more words

No, it's my computer!

This week we’re working on months with 3rd and 4th grade.

We started out by putting the month cards in the right order. with 4th grade I used half of the memory set, and for 3rd grade I printed an extra set of a4 month flashcards (after the lesson the girls took those to colour).  781 more words


Counting by Fours, Go Fish and Bingo

Today we started our class by counting by fours with 4th grade. We actually had to watch the video twice, because it’s really hard to get all your numbers right without practice – although we can all multiply by four in Russian, in English the numbers don’t come automatically. 318 more words

4th Grade

Counting by Threes, Go Fish, and the Sneetches

On Friday we counted by threes with 4th grade (I hope to do that with 3rd Monday). The penguins and the alternating rhythms in this video are amazing. 253 more words

4th Grade

It's cool! I like card games!

On Thursday we counted by twos. This particular song has the additional bonus of teaching “get up” and “get down” (that’s really its catchiest part). 469 more words

4th Grade

Counting by Tens, Word Searching and Battleshipping

We started Wednesday by counting by tens. (The two minutes with the lights off and song/video on really seem to help to structure the lesson a lot). 949 more words

4th Grade

Out of the Box Games, Snake Oil, a TOS Review

This is a great review for all of you ‘learning with games’ families! For the last 16 years we have found that learning through games introduces and reinforces ideas easier and stronger than any other method with our family. 1,160 more words

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