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Re: "Bell Ringer"/ visual journal prompts


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 13 2003 - 18:41:22 PDT

> I subscribe to Webster's Dictionary word of the day. Sometimes I just put up the word and it's definition and ask students to copy it, then create a drawing or doodle to illustrate it.

> Marcia

Great idea, but I tried to find words that the students would need to
stretch their minds a bit. Also, some words lend themselves to being
illustrated and others do not. I found books of cartoons illustrating
hundreds of words that claimed to be the words that would help them
on SAT tests later on. I'd draw the cartoon and put the word on the
board. Seeing these mnemonics helped my students get the meanings
and remember them longer. Later I had them create their own drawings
to illustrate word meanings.
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