Word Map Learning Strategy

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This vocabulary strategy is especially great for abstract concept words or difficult academic terms. Students create a visual representation of a word on a four-square graphic organizer, also known as...

Think-Pair-Share Learning Strategy

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Think-Pair-Share is a cooperative learning strategy that is done in three stages. First, students THINK about a question or prompt. Next they PAIR up to discuss possible answers with their partners, a...

Think-Group-Share Learning Strategy

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Think-Group-Share is a cooperative learning strategy that is done in three stages. First, students THINK about a question or prompt. Next they discuss possible answers as a group, and decide on the be...

Think Aloud Learning Strategy

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In a Think Aloud, teachers model their thinking process out loud. Students see and hear the connections made, questions asked, and vocabulary used to figure out a new word, concept, or problem. In the...

Shared Writing Learning Strategy

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In a Shared Writing activity, the students are actively engaged while you model the writing process. Using the board, chart paper, or a document viewer, write out the text in front of the students, wi...

Sentence Strips Learning Strategy

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Below are three different ways to use sentence strips in BrainPOP ELL lessons. They all involve cognitive skills – putting items on a continuum, sequencing events from the movie, and matching sentence...

Say Something Learning Strategy

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Say Something allows students to stop and think about what they read in a reading passage, or saw in a BrainPOP ELL movie. They may say anything they want – make a prediction, ask a question, make a c...
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Roundtable Learning Strategy

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Roundtable is a good cooperative structure and interactive activity to practice vocabulary, grammar, or even content. Students pass a paper around, adding an item according to the criteria you designa...

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...