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Module 4 Reflection Vocabulary Builder by Mind Map: Module 4 Reflection Vocabulary Builder
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Module 4 Reflection Vocabulary Builder

IRE VS Open-ended Questions

Although it is sometimes easier and quicker to teach a lesson using Initiate, Respond, and Evaluate (IRE) methods, students language development benefits most from a Reciprocal conversation and opened ended questions.

Group Activities

Small Groups

Big Groups

Learning Centers

Reading books then placing them in the reading center is a common practice of mine. I like students to be introduced to the story before putting into use in the library. This allows students to learn the story together and pretend read the book to their friends in class. A great way to also introduce new vocabulary and a natural way for them to play with that word

As a teacher I will add more to the writing center. Use large group time to introduce the writing acitivites and provide paper for free write.

More Environmental Print: As a teacher I will incoorperate more labeling in the center and provide ways for students to use real life objects in the centers. Such as magazines with lots of letter print in the art center.

Dramatic Play

"Becoming" what they see: As a teacher I will use Open ended questions to help move the story, introduce new vocabulary and support new vocabulary in this area

Talk, Talk, Talk Supporting Children's Language Development

Expansions: As a Teacher I will not correct pronounciation but rather recast with appropriate Grammar

Extensions: Restate with complete thought

Repetitions: New sentence by repeating part of child's comment

Parallel Talk: As a Teacher I will describe child's action

Self-Talk: As a Teacher I will describes own actions as they take place.

Vertical Structuring: As a teacher uses questions to engage child in complex sentence creation.

Fill-Ins: As a teacher I will help child learn new vocabulary by providing sentence and allowing them to finish the statement.

Pretty Pictures

As a teacher I already use many different pictures to help introduce new vocabulary or to help students think about connections.