How do you teach students vocabulary and word-level comprehension strategies?
Join Erica Beaton as she breaks down Kelly Gallagher's use of the most common latin word chunks to promote deeper reading across the content areas. Gallagher introduces the 30-15-10 concept in Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 (2004), and Beaton breaks it down for practical classroom use.
This seventy-two-page PDF includes 22 Student Quizzes and corresponding Teacher Answer Keys. As it states on the document itself, our study of the Latin Word Chunks will “snowball” these terms. The quizzes begin with a tiny cluster of snowflakes (i.e. just five terms). We’ll gradually pack on more and more “snow” over time until we have a big “boulder.” As the terms reappear throughout the set of quizzes, they increase in difficulty. Quizzes become a "snowballing" mix of Level Easy (i.e. matching terms in list order), Level Medium (i.e. fill-in-the-blank terms in list order), and Level Hard (i.e. fill-in-the-blank terms in random order). This process. which is based on Brown, Roediger, and McDaniel's research about content retention, supports evidence-based memory strategies rather than just crashing an avalanche of terms on students all at once.
For more information on this strategy, check out Erica's tip on teaching vocabulary and word-level comprehension.
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Find the Student Study Packet here: https://gumroad.com/l/wordchunkspack