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Pre-teaching Vocabulary

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Working on pre-reading (is that the right word?) strategies I thought I was pretty clever today. I had the vocabulary on cards:

20130919-193754.jpgthen made up QR Codes that students could scan with their iPod or iPad and be taken directly to websites.

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One website was a YouTube video of harpsichord playing, another had a definition of the harpsichord, and the third had a YouTube video of Mozart’s music. Pretty cool, right?

Well, students were told that it is a good strategy to ask yourself questions before reading so that their mind is “in gear” and ready for the topic. I asked them to write some questions.

20130919-194418.jpg The first question I got:

Do only old people listen to this music?

sigh

Click here for a copy of the Before Reading Poster.

About resourcefulresourceteacher

I have been a resource teacher since 2006, a mother since 1998, and a wife since 1994!

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