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Which strategy appropriately introduces and reinforces new vocabulary for elementary students?

Word sorts


Which lesson plan models developmentally appropriate writing instruction for fifth-grade students?

Teaching outlining by having students read a brief passage and identify the main idea and supporting details


A teacher creates a lesson plan to teach the steps involved in planting a garden. The teacher would also like to develop the students' writing.

Which two teaching strategies should be integrated into this lesson plan to meet the teacher's objectives?

- Have students brainstorm the detailed, step-by-step procedures for creating a garden
- Use co-shaping to help students develop responses to questions about steps involved in planting a garden


Which activity is an example of developing good listening and speaking skills for fifth graders?

Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence


Which lesson plan activity will help third-grade students learn the meaning of unknown words while developing their oral language and speaking skills?

Divide students into small groups and have them dramatize the meanings of new words by putting the words in the context of simple skits


Graphic organizers

A reading and writing activity where students use a diagram to show relationships among words or ideas


Quick writes

A middle-of-the-lesson activity in which students respond to a prompt framed on the content of the lesson


Exit cards

An end-of-class activity where students respond to two or three open-ended prompts about the day's lesson


Anticipation guides

A pre-reading activity in which students respond to two or three content-related debatable questions before reading


KWL charts

A technique that students can use before, during, and after reading that provides brainstorming, categorizing, and summarizing


A third-grade teacher wants to include varied text in a literacy lesson plan including comprehension and word recognition.

- Choose to read an article, mini-book, or Internet site in groups of three
- Identify unknown words and dramatize their meanings
- Put unfamiliar words into a graphic organizer


A fifth-grade teacher presents an essential question to students: How can characters in a story influence each other?

The teacher then assigns students to read a self-selected book, choose two characters, and write an essay responding to this essential question.

Read actively for deeper understanding by focusing on the essential question


Which activity increases word recognition and comprehension in a unit of study?

Have students experience the new vocabulary and terms in a variety of different contexts


Which activity helps integrate word recognition and comprehension into instructional units?

Using graphic organizers to assist with understanding word relationships


Which two strategies increase respect and the value of differences in an elementary classroom?

- Assign students to collaborative projects with diverse partners
- Introduce balanced grouping to create a community of learners


A sixth-grade teacher wants students to evaluate texts while engaging in small-group discussions but worries some students will not show tolerance to those unlike themselves. The teacher wants to promote awareness, understanding, and respect for societal differences.

How should the teacher integrate developmentally appropriate texts and activities into the unit to achieve this goal?

Have students discuss texts that are at their reading level and that emphasize the importance of cultural heritage


A fifth-grade class is working on biographies of famous Americans. The students will work in groups to find information about three influential Americans. The students are instructed to keep notes in a journal. At the conclusion of the unit, the students will write a two-page report using their notes.

How can the teacher modify this lesson plan to address differences in society?

Have students compare how societal differences of each of the three selected Americans had an impact on their lives


A teacher is planning a unit on writing procedural texts and decides to have students create a digital tutorial as a final assessment. The teacher wants to show video clips from the school’s library as models. She selects samples from a pre-screened subscription video collection.

How is this teacher overcoming technology challenges for this assignment?

By eliminating inadvertent objectionable material


According to district standards, fifth-grade students must write informative and explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

To address this objective, a teacher assigns groups of students to engage in the writing process to develop a biography about a historical figure. The teacher notices students are struggling with organizing information and decides to modify the assignment by providing technology support.

Which type of technology is appropriate for students to use when working on this assignment?

An application that students use to prepare topic outlines


A teacher is presenting a mini-lesson on precise word choice in a writer's workshop.

In what way should the teacher use technology to support this activity?

Use Wordle to make synonym clouds


A fourth-grade class is beginning a unit on rainforests. After discussing the characteristics of a rainforest and viewing pictures, the teacher asks students to read the chapter about rainforests in the science textbook and write down any questions and responses.

How can the teacher modify the lesson to include developmentally-appropriate technology to support reading, writing, and collaboration?

Provide small groups with a guide to a rainforest WebQuest to complete specified tasks


During a unit on informative writing, a fourth-grade teacher plans to divide students into pairs and guide them through the writing process. She has them brainstorm, select a topic, pre-write, create a rough draft, give and receive feedback with another pair, revise their work, and display their essays.

How can the teacher modify the lesson to include developmentally-appropriate technology to support reading, writing, and collaboration?

Allow students to create their report and receive feedback using a wiki


Which common reading assessment includes an oral section for students to read and yields information about three reading levels through the eighth grade: independent, instructional, and frustration?

Informal Reading Inventory


Which assessment would help a third-grade teacher determine whether or not a student could write a how-to paper about caring for a pet?

Assessing Writing to Explain Rubric


What are two benefits of using a holistic scoring rubric for assessing students' writing?

- The teacher can spend less time evaluating mechanics or style.
- It is less time-consuming to complete than other scoring rubrics.


What is the purpose of using retelling assessments?

To assess students’ ability to summarize


A fourth-grade language arts teacher is working with students on writing friendly letters. The writing goal is that the letter includes the following traits: interesting content, conversational style, and correct letter format.

Which two steps should the teacher take to create a rubric assessing her students’ letters?

- Invite students to offer feedback about the rubric
- Write a definition of each characteristic to be measured


Why is it important to integrate reading, writing, and speaking across the curriculum?

Assigning students to read and write content-related materials builds reading, writing, and speaking skills.


A second-grade district goal is for students to learn math academic vocabulary.

In an integrated math and English class, the teacher assigns English language learners (ELLs) math word problems. The ELLs read the problems aloud in pairs as the teacher provides context clues to help them understand specific words, such as plus and minus. She frequently checks students' progress. She also provides individualized spelling and word-picture lists to assist with math vocabulary. She then works one-on-one with them as they read aloud and work a math word problem.

How do the ELL activities in this lesson support the district goal?

They use monitoring strategies to help ELL students learn academic math vocabulary.


A district's science standard for second grade requires students to identify and demonstrate how to use, conserve, and dispose of natural resources. A teacher is planning a lesson to address this standard. Two students have an expressive language disorder. The teacher does not know if these two students understand the terminology to complete this lesson. The students hesitate to answer questions regarding their understanding and substitute words that don't make sense. The teacher decides to use the following lesson plan.

*Use picture clues/cues to assist with word retrieval about the science project terms *Use discussion and picture prompts as visuals to aid in memorization *Highlight context clues on the science project assignment sheet *Use graphic organizers to aid students in remembering science words and seeing connections

How does this plan use developmentally appropriate accommodations for students with a disability in reading?

It uses skill building strategies that are effective when working with students who have this disorder.