How I Use “Word Up” In My Elementary Classroom

How I Use “Word Up” In My Elementary Classroom

If you need a fun way to integrate vocabulary into your instruction, look no further! Word Up is a research-based, standards-aligned resource that is proven to raise scores on state reading tests. My students absolutely adore being able to sing and dance along with the lessons. Besides the catchy songs and beats, one of the best features is the lyrics on screen. The lyrics are on every video, and help students recognize the words they are singing. They also aid ELL students. By the end of each video, my students can sing the songs by heart and often beg to revisit their favorites. Flocabulary has…

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Flocabulary And RTI: Strategies For Successful Vocabulary Intervention

Flocabulary and RTI: Strategies for Successful Vocabulary Intervention

While Response to Intervention (RTI) programs have been used heavily within elementary schools over the past five years, RTI is a new program in several high schools across the country. The challenge that arises in high school RTI programs is that students are reaching the final years of their school career significantly behind their peers in both math and reading. It can be difficult to engage high school students while assisting them in building the skills needed to be successful. As a student teacher, I was paired with a lead teacher who was tasked with teaching a section of AIS…

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