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Content Cognitive Dictionary Lesson with Interactive Notebook Pages

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My Throwback Thursday post for the week..

Today I am sharing a strategy which works well with English Learners and children with special needs.  The benefit to the special needs student is that it uses all the modalities.  It is an auditory, kinesthetic and visual activity.

One of the ways I try to meet the needs of English Learners and other Exceptional students in the content area (like science)  is to make sure they have experiences with vocabulary that use Total Physical Response.  The strategy modeled here is called Content Cognitive Dictionary.  Here it is presented with adult participants, but can easily be used with elementary students.

Side note: It was a big deal figuring out what I would wear for this film because I didn’t want to look dated in a few years. There were no students on campus the day of the filming so my “students” are a couple of my colleagues.     


 Below is a sample from a notebook entry after using the Content Cognitive Dictionary in a lesson.  A few of the vocabulary words were different than the video, but the technique was the same.

Steps:
Predict meaning
Record actual definition
Draw a picture
Create a gesture to remember the word
Practice
Some examples done on chart paper from Elementary Classrooms:



Here is a printable for you that your students can use.

Content Cognitive Dictionary

Word
Prediction
Definition
Picture
Templates for Interactive Notebooks

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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
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Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
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2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
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2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
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Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
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2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
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