Pyramid Vocabulary Game Learning Strategy

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Label each section of the Pyramid Graphic Organizer with the target categories, placing them in increasing difficulty from bottom to top. At the start of the game, hide all the category names. You can...

Make Connections Learning Strategy

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Students need opportunities to make connections to new vocabulary words and to use the words in authentic situations. They can make connections to themselves, to the language, or to prior knowledge. A...

Language Experience Approach (LEA) Learning Strategy

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LEA is a reading/writing activity based on a shared experience.  Usually it’s about something like a field trip, but in BrainPOP ESL, it can be the shared experience of watching the movie together....

Describe the Word Learning Strategy

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In this activity, students use language and logic to describe new vocabulary words. They use higher order thinking skills and also think creatively to find relationships and multiple meanings among wo...

Connect Two Learning Strategy

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In a Connect Two activity, students think of any connections they want between any two of the new vocabulary words. They use the words on an analytical level, and make connections to them, before they...

Close-Viewing Questions Learning Strategy

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Close-viewing questions require students to look for specific information about a BrainPOP ESL movie. They will require repeated viewing of the movie for students to observe, research, analyze, evalua...

Anticipation Guide Learning Strategy

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An anticipation guide is a comprehension strategy that is used before reading a passage or viewing a movie, to activate students' prior knowledge, build curiosity about a new topic, and set a purpose ...
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Wh- Question Picture Prompts

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Use these picture prompts to practice asking questions using the Wh- question words what, where, who....

Concept Attainment Learning Strategy

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The Concept Attainment strategy engages students in forming their own definition of a concept by examining the attributes of several examples and non-examples of the word, concept, or topic. The model...
Sortify Discussion Starters

Sortify Discussion Starters

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What strategies did you use when choosing your bucket labels? How did you decide which bin to place your tiles in when there was more than one option? Which tiles were the most diffi...