Building reading vocabulary is a challenge for students with dyslexia , who have a hard time learning new words in print and in word recognition. They often have a discrepancy between their spoken vocabulary, which may be strong, and their reading vocabulary. Typical vocabulary lessons may include writing a word sometimes 10 times, looking it up in a dictionary and writing a sentence with the word. All of these passive approaches to vocabulary will not by themselves help students with dyslexia very much. Multisensory approaches to learning have been found effective in teaching children with dyslexia and there are many ways this can be applied to teaching.
Writing Poetry: A FREE lesson for writing odes!
Poetry Writing: Four Fun Forms - Just Add Students
How do you encourage your students to write longer, more interesting sentences? After struggling with this problem myself, I developed a method that helped my students learn how to turn boring sentences into super sentences. I began by teaching them the difference between fragments, run-ons, and complete sentences. Then we practiced revising and expanding basic sentences to make them more interesting. After I modeled the activity and they practiced it in a whole group setting, they played a game called Sentence Go Round in their cooperative learning teams. The difference in their writing was dramatic!
Teach Your Students to Write Poetry
Letters of Recommendation. How important are recommendation letters in a college application? According to William Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid at Harvard, they are "extremely important. If you're a student, examples of great letters of recommendation can help you understand how to get strong letters yourself from your teachers.
Some kids will remember the rhymes of their early childhood days with excitement. Here are some poetry activities for upper elementary that I think your students will love. Music is poetry.