Lesson 1: Words derived from Latin root “-spec-“

[Viewing/read time: 3 minutes] Watch and learn: Words derived from the Latin root “-spec-” meaning to see, watch, or observe Supplementary downloads: Complete “-Spec-” Word List with definitions, pronunciations, parts of speech, and contextual sentences. “-Spec-” Word Wall Cards “-Spec-” Practice Quiz “-Spec-” Practice Quiz Answer Key

Essential Text: Vocabulary for the Common Core

[Read time: 1.5 minutes] While Vocabulary for the Common Core has been panned by some reviewers online as a rehash of Marzano’s previous CCSS texts, it has proven itself to be among my most relevant and valuable instructional resources. The book is brimming with easily implementable strategies to support his six-step,...

Just a Minute

[Read time: 2 minutes] “One time at band camp, we weren’t supposed to have pillow fights, so we played ‘Just a Minute’ instead, and it was SO MUCH FUN!” When my pals and I played “Just a Minute” at Camp Penn in the early 1980s, our counselors called it “Verbal...

Teaching Vocabulary With Moxie

[Read time: 5 minutes] Did you hear the one about the acrophobic donkey? One day a man, his grandson, and a donkey walked into a bar. (Okay, c’mon. You know donkeys don’t go to bars!) The true story is they were making their way slowly through a great, green plain....