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Teaching Vocabulary - Middle School History

Teaching social studies is often focused on new vocabulary.  Here are my ideas about how to do that.1. Use the three D's, Define, Describe, and Draw.  I learned this from a reading teacher at the UCLA Teaching Lab in the 90"s, I believe it was Kathy Reider but am not positive,  and have been using it ever since.  Student copies definition, then writes in their own words, and finally draws a simple image of what the word is.  Classmates may help slow neighbors with the the second two d's.  We start in class and finish for homework.2.  Use a Frayer model to teach and practice words, I call it "four corners" in my classroom.  This is a strategy based on t...
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