Mrs. Speidel, our Speech and Language Pathologist, is working with all teachers to improve our instruction in vocabulary. Knowing words well will help us improve our comprehension while reading many types of texts and also improve our word choice in writing. Mrs. Speidel’s work is based on the work of Sara Smith and the Expanding Expression Tool.
This teaching strategy is called, “How well do YOU know a word?” Teachers are implementing this vocabulary strategy in their classrooms throughout November. In early December, a baseline assessment will be taken on all students to determine how we should improve our instruction in January.
To view a sample lesson, click on: VOCABULARY