Sunday, September 23, 2012
A successful SDAIE strategy that I saw a teacher use was think-pair-share. In this activity the students would read a paragraph about a topic they were learning in class. Each student would read the paragraph silently. The students were to underline words that they did not know. After they finished the paragraph, students would work with a partner and share their words. If they knew the words of their partner, they would define it for them. Then, the class would come together and the teacher would have students raise their hands and highlight the words they did not know. She would define those words and as a whole class, they re-read the paragraph will all of the words being defined, which would allow students to develop a better understanding of the content.