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Hello WNY! This is local educator Jay Hall and this is "Two Minutes of Teaching." A few parents have contacted me to ask about vocabulary. It appears that some of my friends out there are getting bored with the old flash card or "write the word and definition ten times" approach to learning vocabulary. I … Continue reading Strategy #1 – The Frayer Model
Hello WNY! This is local educator Jay Hall and this is “Two Minutes of Teaching.” A parent emailed me and asked, “Mr. Hall, besides the Frayer Model, what are some other ways that I can get my students at home to use their vocabulary words?” There are many ways to practice using vocabulary words, but … Continue reading Strategy #2 – RAFTS writing
Hello WNY! This is Buffalo educator Jay Hall with “Two Minutes of Teaching.” A parent contacted me last night and asked, “Mr. Hall, how can I help my son read better? Should I just assign more things for him to read?” Before you assign additional reading, I highly suggest that you implement a simple reading … Continue reading Strategy #3 – Chunking the Text
Good morning WNY! Welcome back to “Two Minutes of Teaching.” This is local educator Jay Hall. Today we are going to cover another really cool strategy, this one is called content mapping. Content mapping is easy to implement at home with a just few basic materials. It works great for all forms of text in … Continue reading Strategy #5 – Content Mapping