I posted Wednesday about my plan for teaching vocabulary. I want to give you a little update about how it went.
I decided to calculate the growth of the 8 students I met with in one of my classes. After working on small group on concepts and vocabulary for 2 days, one of my small groups experienced an average growth of +18.75 points (out of 100) from last week’s quiz to this week’s quiz. I’m not sure if that really means anything but it certainly looks promising!
We looked at examples for each property of matter, talked about the formal definitions, and drew diagrams for each. Simple activity, but the kiddos said they thought it helped them.