Sample Responses

How do you support vocabulary and conceptual learning in your classroom?

I pre-select vocabulary that I know will be challenging to students and try to come up with visuals and symbols in addition to synonyms, antonyms, and examples to help the students understand the words. Some of those terms I'll pre-teach if I think they will be barriers to the reading, others we'll review while we are discussing the text. We also take time for vocabulary practice where students will use the words and their various forms in discussion and writing.