October 7, 2017
My last post explained the research and effectiveness of Retrieval Practice from the book Make It Stick. Retrieval Practice is simply trying to answer questions or explain words without looking at the answer first. Research has shown it to be the single most effective study strategy!
Rule the School has several products designed to assess, teach and/or practice the very functional vocabulary associated with kids learning about their hearing loss and advocating for themselves. All are available at TeachersPayTeachers.
Today I am highlighting one fun way to make retrieval practice easy for you, the professional working with students who are deaf/hard of hearing. But don’t take my word for it – it is my top-selling product in my TeachersPayTeachers store!
What vocabulary is targeted?
Why is it easy to use?
√ Print out the pages that go with the words you want to target.
√ Cut the pages in half so that one clue is presented at a time.
√ Attach the clues for one word together with a paper clip, staple or binder ring.
√ Present the clues to the student one at a time. Directions are included for making it a game by earning points.
√ The last page of each booklet contains further activities in either grammar or self-advocacy