Teaching Vowel Teams and Diphthongs
Today I wanted to stop by and share some strategies for teaching vowel teams and diphthongs in our classroom! It's always challenging to teach spelling patterns that aren't easily decodable! Growing up, I remember the rhymes "when 2 vowels go walking, the 1st one does the talking" and "I before E except after C and sounding as A in neighbor and weigh." Who else remembers those??? Here's the thing...those still hold true...and they are a good tool for the most part. But our students need…
There are so many opportunities to assess learning. When do you assess learning? How do you assess learning. Here are a few of my favorites. Here are more places to find out about assessments. http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/IASA/newsletters/assess/pt3.html http://tep.uoregon.edu/pdf/assessment/Ways_to_Assess_Student_Learning_During_Class.pdf https://teachingcommons.stanford.edu/resources/teaching/evaluating-students/assessing-student-learning…
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