Vocabulary Big Idea #6

Posted by Dr. Edwin Ellis on Nov 29, 2016 2:11:07 PM

Hi all,

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What are Graphic Organizers?

Posted by Dr. Edwin Ellis on Nov 6, 2016 1:20:08 PM

What is a Graphic Organizer / Graphic Organizer definition:

Graphic organizers (GOs) are visual devices that depict information in various ways. There are many different types of graphic organizers. Most commonly, they employ lines, circles, and boxes to form images which depict five common ways information is typically organized.

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Topics: what are graphic organizers?, types of graphic organizers, how to use graphic organizers, Graphic Organizers, What is a graphic organizer

Free Vocabulary Downloads

Posted by Dr. Edwin Ellis on Oct 23, 2016 9:10:42 PM

Hi, thanks for your interest in our Graphic Organizers.

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Topics: DVTs, Vocabulary, Graphic Organizers

Vocabulary Big Ideas

Posted by Dr. Edwin Ellis on Oct 4, 2016 7:08:01 PM

Hi all,

Thanks for checking out our blog.  Since knowledge of vocabulary is so essential to success,  this is the first of series of posts about strategies and tactics for teaching vocabulary as well as enhancing vocabulary instruction via the Vocabulary Differentiated Visual Tools (DVTs).

This first post addresses five “Big Ideas” about teaching vocabulary. I would be very interested in your comments about these Big Ideas. Do you agree with my list? Other “Big Ideas” about vocabulary instruction that should be included in the list? Engaging vocabulary instructional activities you’ve found really powerful? Ed


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Topics: DVTs, Vocabulary, Graphic Organizers

What is the Differentiated Visual Tools Model?

The Differentiated Visual Tools Model is a K-­12 discipline-­specific approach to systematically teaching content information while integrating instruction in key information processing strategies addressed by Common Core and Career Readiness Standards.

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