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I used the PWIM model the day before Veterans Day to prepare students for the vocabulary and significance of the day off from school. Again, I observed rapid fire writing, reading, speaking, and listening. The participation rate has increased and the vocabulary target has been exceeded. The students' sentences are gaining in complexity, spelling has dramatically improved, and confidence is soaring!
My next steps will include compare and contrast, paragraphing, and technology. Stay tuned! In the meantime, be sure to read further background and the multiple suggestions from Mr. Ferlazzo.
y Ferlazzo: The picture word inductive model