Developed "far above Cayuga's waters", Cornell Notes are an effective note-taking strategy that can be used across grade levels and content areas. I was first introduced to Cornell Notes by my administrator in a 6-8 public school in Anchorage, Alaska. She didn't have to sell me on it too hard since my grandfather, my parents, … Continue reading Cornell Notes
This can be done in pairs or individually. If it's done in pairs, have one student write down the answers for his or her partner, then switch roles. If it's done individually, students can write down their own answers. After you've "finished" a story (asked a complete script), have students take out a piece of … Continue reading First, Second
I updated my dictation forms today so that the rubrics include the terminology I am now using instead of grades (Advanced, Proficient, Developing, Emerging, Beginning). I will no longer use the traditional dictation as a summative assessment EVER in my class, because it does not demonstrate listening comprehension. I'll continue to use it as a … Continue reading Updated Dictation Forms
This is a listening assessment that I used after we spent some time using present progressive verbs, and I think that it works best when you have a targeted verb tense that you are comparing to something else. In this case, present vs. present progressive. First, write up five to six mini-scenes (only one or … Continue reading Who, What, Where?