Glossary of Instructional Strategies
10 + 2
(Ten Plus Two)Direct instruction variation where the teacher presents for ten minutes, students share andreflect for two minutes, then the cycle repeats.
(First TRIP)A reading strategy consisting of: Title, Relationships, Intent of questions, Put in perspective.
(Three-Two-One)Writing activity where students write: 3 key terms from what they have just learned, 2 ideasthey would like to learn more about, and 1 concept or skill they think they have mastered.
5 + 1
(Five Plus One)Direct instruction variation where the teacher presents for five minutes, students share andreflect for one minute, then the cycle repeats.
A form of review in which each student in a class is assigned a different letter of the alphabetand they must select a word starting with that letter that is related to the topic being studied.
In addition to recording and reporting student absences according to their particular school'srules, teachers can also employ strategies designed to encourage students to attend classregularly. One approach is to call parents during the evening as soon as the student misses aday of school. This call can also be used to allow the teacher to get to know the parents better and to collect information to be used in the preparation of make-up materials for the child.
A thinking skill that involves summarizing and converting real-world events or ideas intomodels.
Academic Dishonesty Clarification
Any activities through which the teacher explains to the student what constitutes academicdishonesty for a particular class. Clarification is necessary because different forms of collaboration are allowed in different classes and for different activities and different levels of "copying" from sources are allowed in different classes and at different grade levels.
A commercially produced reading program that includes quizzes administered via computer and student selection of books.Accelerated Reader
Acronym Memory Method
Example: ROY G. BIV = Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet
Acting Out a Problem
Students can act out mathematical, scientific, or social problems to improve their comprehension.
A project where ideas learned through research are tested and applied in a real- world situation.
Activating Prior Knowledge
Helping learners connect to concepts about to be taught by using activities that relate to or determine the level of their existing knowledge.
Any approach that engages learners by matching instruction to the learner's interests,understanding, and developmental level. Often includes hands-on and authentic activities.
Adaptive Learning Environments Model
(ALEM)Combination of individual and whole class approach which helps to integrate students withspecial needs into the classroom.