Why I changed How I do my Vocabulary Instruction in the Classroom
Well everyone the struggle is real! What struggle, you say the reading struggle. I have taught every subject in upper elementary and when a student struggles, no matter what subject, it all comes down to reading comprehension. And after working with classes full of struggling readers, yes whole classes, I was able to understand a little bit better on what was some root causes of their struggle. VOCABULARY!!! I noticed the biggest obstacles was that in adequate vocabulary hindered my student’s comprehension. I found that many students could say the words and may even read fluently (shockingly) however, they had no idea what a lot of the words meant. That is when I realized that my vocabulary instruction was lacking. So I made a point to change my instruction.
I still did not feel it was adequate and done in the proper order. In my district they want us to…
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