Sunday, March 30, 2014

Webster, The Dictionary Man L.2.4 Plus Apps and More

Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
Do you use i-Ready?
i-Ready offers an adaptive diagnostic, and both teacher-led and individualized online instruction for a complete blended learning solution. It's all you need to drive student success in reading and math for grades K–12. 
This is our 1st year using iReady. 
Our district received a "Try-It Version" to use to supplement instruction.  
I use it almost every day in both Language Arts and Math.
The lessons are engaging and they expose students to technology skills needed to be successful on  upcoming PARCC assessments. 
Technology skills include keyboarding, cut and paste, drag and drop, highlighting, on-screen calculators, manipulating graphs, running simulations, changing font size and background color, knowing when to select multiple answers (square boxes) and when to select only one (circles), and a variety of other technology skills. 

I found a great lesson (Vocabulary #118) to teach how to use print and digital reference guides to determine word meanings. 
Even though it was labelled Mid Grade 6, I used it with my 2nd graders (whole group) to expose them to print vs. digital references to determine word meanings. 
Students were very proud when they took the quiz and did well 6th grade style :)! 

Students chose the correct tab to look up the word.
They also give the students the opportunity to simulate an online dictionary! My favorite! 

If you use i-Ready don't forget to take advantage of the extra lessons for whole group instruction! 
There are a million FREE dictionary/thesaurus apps available to use on iPads, iPods, and Tablets. Students enjoyed using them to complete WEBSTER below!

We also used $1.00 Dictionaries 
from the Dollar Tree!

Click HERE to get Webster Craft. 

Click HERE to visit previous post above!

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