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2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2628, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

Invest in the power of great instruction and learn how to leverage it in classrooms and school districts.



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Summarization in Any Subject

by Rick Wormeli

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Word Splash

Walk to the front of your classroom at the start of your lesson carrying a bucket of vocabulary terms written on strips of poster board. Upon reaching the front, trip “accidentally” on something and spill the bucket's contents. Look frustrated and worried. Ask for volunteers to help you put the words back in proper order for the day's lesson. Tell the volunteers to post the terms on the front chalkboard or wall (magnetic tape, masking tape, or plastic-tack will work) in proper order. More than likely, the words will be posted at angles without a lot of logic. Ask your students to postulate some possible connections among the randomly assembled words as they say the words aloud. Your students will be hooked, and their brains will be primed for learning.


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