Each Monday night from 7-8pm, engaged and creative English educators connect on Twitter to discuss a pertinent topic and share lesson ideas. It’s called English Chat, or in character-constrained Twitter-speak, #engchat. On Monday, October 17, we’re honored to moderate the discussion.
If you’re new to Twitter, or have never experienced a Twitter chat, learn more about why every teacher should join twitter. To follow the conversation, set a filter for #engchat and add your comments by adding “#engchat” to your tweets. If you’ve never Twitter chatted before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how quickly you can develop a strong PLN, or personal learning network.
Topic: How do you teach vocabulary?
We chose this topic because we believe that when you teach vocabulary, you teach reading. We are interested in learning about how teachers integrate vocabulary instruction into their lessons and use it to teach reading.
Here are questions we’ll cover during #engchat on Monday, Oct. 17. Feel free to suggest related questions and ideas you’d like to discuss in the comments.
1) How do you directly teach vocabulary? How do you indirectly teach vocabulary?
2) What words do you teach? Where do you find them?
3) How do you integrate vocabulary and reading instruction?
4) What are some of your best lesson ideas to teach vocabulary?
5) What are your most unconventional ideas for teaching vocabulary?
6) How can non-English teachers help students with vocabulary?
If you’d like to learn more about #engchat, visit http://www.engchat.org/. Or just reach out on Twitter by using the #engchat tag. Even though the chat is on Mondays, educators share ideas more casually at all hours, every day. And you can connect with Flocabulary on twitter by following us here.
We look forward to chatting with all of you, next Monday at 7pm!