Listen to audio of teachers discussing vocabulary strategies, as you watch images from their classrooms in these slideshows from SERVE. In the first slideshow, three kindergarten teachers explain how they use picture cards to introduce new target vocabulary words that students will encounter in a story that the teacher will read to them. The images on the cards help students get a mental image of what the new word describes, while the teacher discusses the word in context to give it meaning. In the second slideshow, two kindergarten teachers explain how they make time during the day to engage their students in rich conversation, re-casting simple vocabulary with new target vocabulary words when possible. The conversations are unscripted, and allow students to talk about their lives using new vocabulary.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.