Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.
Here are this week’s picks:
Mental Health in Schools is the theme of the new online issue of ASCD Educational Leadership.
8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions is from Teach Thought. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.
3 Techniques for Students Who Know What They Want to Say But Not How to Say it is from Moving Writers. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.
Vocabulary knowledge mediates the link between socioeconomic status and word learning in grade school is an interesting new study that is, unfortunately, behind a paywall. Here’s a portion of a summary about its results:
Maguire said parents and teachers can help children identify relationships between words in sentences, such as assigning a word like “bakery,” and having the child list as many related words as possible in one minute. Visualizing the sentences as they read also can help.
“Instead of trying to fit more vocabulary in a child’s head, we might be able to work on their depth of knowledge of the individual words and linking known meanings together in a way that they can use to learn new information,” Maguire said.