Monthly Archives: June 2012

Probable Passage

What is Probable Passage? Probable passage is a strategy to improve comprehension, develop an awareness of story structure, and increase vocabulary development. What is its purpose? Using this strategy as a prereading activity not only introduces readers to vocabulary they … Continue reading

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Picture Word Inductive Model

What is the Picture Word Inductive Model? Calhoun (1998) developed the Picture Word Inductive Model (PWIM), which uses pictures containing familiar objects, actions and scenes to draw out words from children’s listening and speaking vocabularies. This model helps students add … Continue reading

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Picture Books and Illustrator Studies

What is the strategy “Picture Books and Illustrator Studies”? “Picture Books and Illustrator Studies” is a strategy that fosters visual literacy through a process of guided viewing. The teacher selects a variety of picture books, and through guided discussion, develops … Continue reading

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Peer Partner Learning

What is Peer Partner Learning? Peer partner learning is a collaborative experience in which students learn from and with each other for individual purposes. What is its purpose? Students reflect upon previously taught material by helping peers to learn and, … Continue reading

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Oratory/Public Speaking

What is Oratory/Public Speaking? Public Speaking or oratory is the art or practice of making a speech before an audience. In group or club events, there are many opportunities to make speeches. People who speak effectively are more likely to … Continue reading

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What are Narratives? Narrative essays are told from a defined point of view, often the author’s, so there is feeling as well as specific and often sensory details provided to get the reader involved in the elements and sequence of … Continue reading

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Mind Mapping

What is Mind Mapping? Mind mapping is a strategy for helping students order and structure their thinking through mentally mapping words or/and concepts. Mind maps were developed by Tony Buzan as a way of helping students make notes that used … Continue reading

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