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Kate Durst (Jun 10 2017 8:42PM) : There are many words and phrases that would be great for word learning but I might do a Concept of Definition Map for "Percussion Instruments" because this is the entire context of the passage. It may allow more meaning to be construed in future readings
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Ms. Sharlee Blackwell (Feb 12 2018 7:55PM) : I agree with percussion being important. Percussion and instruments are both cognates in Spanish. Also, the word instruments would be tier 2 because it applies in many different contexts.
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Mrs. Mary Ann Norris (Feb 01 2020 1:19PM) : I agree with word "Instruments" being tier 2 as it can apply to many different contexts. "Percussion" should be taught as a Tier 3. It is more specific to musical vocabulary ie; sound.
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Angelica Chavez (Feb 08 2020 3:53PM) : I agree in teaching the cognates. more

In addition I would add visuals or regalia for ELLs and other students as well.

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teacher Denise Vincent (Apr 13 2021 11:32AM) : I agree with the Concept Definition Map strategy. I would add pictures as well.
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Mrs. Nicole Foltz (Nov 15 2017 10:31PM) : I think dweller, primitive, and percussion are words that would need to be taught. I would us the vocabulary strategy and the dictionary to look up words.
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Ms. Sharlee Blackwell (Feb 12 2018 7:55PM) : I'm wondering--would primitive be a tier 2 or 3?
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Mrs. Susan Englehart (Sep 06 2020 10:01PM) : primitive more

I think primitive is Tier 3 because it is content specific.

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Maryanne Andrew (Apr 16 2018 9:38PM) : I also chose "dweller" as a word I would focus on with students. It has the suffix "er" which means a person who does something, but it might be a good challenge for students to determine what that "thing" is using #3 and 4 of the vocabulary strategy.
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Rachel Hurd (Jun 03 2020 11:18AM) : I agree that dweller, primitive and percussion are words that should be taught.I would add instrument too.
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Senior Program Manager Jackie Jacobs (Oct 21 2020 11:43PM) : For "dweller" use word parts--base word "dwell" and suffix -er.
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Maryanne Andrew (Apr 16 2018 9:35PM) : I agree, Percussion Instruments is important to teach. It is the title of the passage. Students will encounter the word instrument again and again, and the paragraph allows students to use context clues to help define percussion - and word-part clues.
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Mrs. Toni Paganelli (Nov 21 2018 4:48PM) : Paragraph 1 more

I think percussion, instruments, plus all separate instruments. primitive, dwellers and striking would be important for a student to understand this paragraph.

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Jessica Briggs (Dec 21 2018 12:44PM) : Words to preteach more

I think primitive, dwellers, and percussion would be vocabulary to directly teach. For this article, and especially if the end assignment had a writing expectation, I would use a GLAD input chart to teach vocab and use a lot of realia pictures to best support my students.

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2nd grade teacher Lori VanMeighem (Jan 02 2019 12:46AM) : I agree Jessica. I think for second grade I would use many pictures to put more meaning behind the words. Maybe even pictures of cave dwellers vs. city dwellers.
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Ms. Sampurna Rawal (Jun 04 2020 11:03AM) : Yes. I think a picture can say a thousand words. I would definitely support vocabulary with the use of graphics to make the teaching more meaningful.
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Mrs Jill Turner Whitney (Feb 27 2019 11:27PM) : Multiple vocabulary words just in the first paragraph. more

I teach a very young grade so my brain thinks about every single word I read with students. Just looking at the first paragraph alone, I see 8 words that I would discuss and possibly break down or find models at least to demonstrate meaning for students.

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Ms. Lucinda Spencer (May 06 2020 6:40PM) : Percussion more

This paragraph has great context clues for helping the students understand what a percussion instrument is. The paragraph gives a definition and examples.

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Mrs. Amy Schoen (May 18 2020 11:18PM) : I teach kindergarten so for this time of the year, I imagine which words maybe some of my students who read at higher reading levels could be ready to learn. The word vibrates could be broken down into its prefix, root word and suffix.
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Ms. Sampurna Rawal (Jun 04 2020 11:01AM) : Percussion is domain specific and should be taught as a Tier 3 word.
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Linden Convery (Jun 04 2020 6:55PM) : I believe the words primitive, dweller, prevalent, culture, hollow, faint, hide, rhythms. I believe you could teach this words by using context clues, graphic organizers, or look for word part clues.
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Teacher Nikole Bates (Jun 15 2020 8:23PM) : Words I would pull out for vocabulary [Edited] more

For my students I would pull out the words Primitive, dwellers, percussion, amplify, and rhythms. I say rhythms because it can be confused with other words which will confuse the idea of the passage. I really like the word Mapping idea because it give the student a complete understanding of the word.

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Dana Smith (Feb 19 2021 7:14PM) : Before I started the text I would have the students look up possible meanings of shell, pitch, and faint. As we read, we would discuss which definition works best for each word and why.
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Amanda DeNardin (Mar 22 2021 6:16PM) : Primitive, dwellers, and percussion are all words in this paragraph that students may have a hard time recognizing. more

For the word primitive, the students could think of other words that sound similar and see if their meanings have a connections, such as primate. They could also look up the meaning of the words or roots of the words to find their meaning.

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Carla Mulhern (Apr 09 2021 4:13PM) : Paragraph 1 and word learning more

Percussion is tier 2 words that has multiple meanings. It can mean both the act of striking the instrument or the actual instrument.

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Jenny Owens (Apr 14 2021 2:02PM) : I think most students know the word Instruments, but would introduce the word Percussion. This word would be topic specific in learning.
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rom primitive cave dwellers to modern city dwellers, people have always played percussion instruments. A percussion instrument is any musical instrument that you play by striking or hitting using either sticks or your hands. There are many kinds of percussion instruments, including drums, cymbals, and xylophones.

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Mar 2
Brenda Thomas (Mar 02 2017 2:10AM) : striking would be a Tier II word. If used with hitting, this could be a shades of meaning lesson.
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Elena Kelley (Apr 02 2018 5:08PM) : Striking and hitting more

I agree. In addition, it could also be used to reinforce one way to use context clues and text-provided definitions to figure out meaning.

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Teacher Nikole Bates (Jun 16 2020 3:33AM) : Meanings of strike more

I agree, my students would not have any idea that striking would mean to hit the ball. futhermore, strike has a couple of meanings and if they remember earlier last school year the Teachers almost went on “strike” they would be confused.

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Dr. Ryan Schaefer (Dec 10 2020 2:08PM) : Completely agree. Great word to teach as learning it will have a large impact on student understanding.
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Amanda DeNardin (Mar 22 2021 6:17PM) : Striking more

I agree with you that connecting this word to another word with similar meaning that might be more familiar would be beneficial.

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Kate Durst (Jun 10 2017 8:30PM) : "Dwell" is on Chall's list of common words, but it may cause low language students to lose meaning from the start of the reading. Using the root and the suffixes of -er and -s coupled with a dictionary definition of dwell, might help get them started.
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Teacher Nikole Bates (Jun 16 2020 3:35AM) : Dwell more

That is a good call, my students would definitely benefit from a vocabulary word mapping of dwell, most of them probably have never heard it and if they have they don’t remember what it means.

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Mrs. Mary Ann Norris (Feb 01 2020 1:21PM) : "Primative" and "Modern" could be taught using the word map as they are antonyms.
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Teacher Nikole Bates (Jun 16 2020 3:37AM) : Primitive more

Do you think Primitive could be a tier 3 word? Its possible we may see it a couple of times in english or reading class but it will be used a lot in Social Studies.

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Kim Gilbert (May 02 2020 9:11PM) : Types of context clues more

This paragraphs provides two clear examples of context clue types – definition and example.

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Michelle Erlander (Mar 02 2021 11:59PM) : Primitive [Edited] more

In the first paragraph, primitive can be taught using contextual clues such as cave dwellers. Also comparing the phrase primitive cave dwellers to modern city dwellers demonstrates modern as an antonym to primitive.
I also was wondering if primitive was a Tier 2 or Tier 3 level word. Another comment was made suggesting that in the lower grades, it would be considered Tier 3 which makes sense.
Overall I think this is such a rich passage for vocabulary development. I also think it speaks to letting children “act out words” to help build understanding.

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Mrs. JoEllen Varian (Sep 04 2016 12:24PM) : Primative is a word students might need to learn. They could use the context clue of cave dwellers and prior knowledge to learn the word.
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Mrs. Lisa Michelena (Sep 04 2016 12:42PM) : Primative. at the lower elementary level, would be considered a Tier 3 word, but I would classify it as a Tier 2 word at 3-5.
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Jill Youngren (Mar 26 2018 9:20AM) : Primitive cave dwellers to modern city dwellers requires students to infer and may cause a lot of confusion. I may want to teach the word dwellers and how the author describes dwellers by using the words cave and city.
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Reading Interventionist Tammi WElls (Nov 11 2018 10:53AM) : I believe this sentence has several words I would talk about. Primitive, dwellers, modern more

Since I am an interventionist, I would look at the article first and preteach the vocabulary. Then I would phrase read with the children. After we phrase read talk about the phrase or sentence. At my school, which is a Title 1, the children need to know background knowledge about a word first.

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Ms. Avery Racine (Feb 25 2021 1:06PM) : Agree! more

I totally agree. There are so many words in just that sentence that I would directly teach. Dwellers does not seem like a very common word that students would hear in daily language but I still think its a word to discuss in order to compprehend the text. Modern seems more like a tier 2 word that I would pull out and teach.

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Ms. Jennifer Cloudy (Mar 17 2021 3:32PM) : If I were using this passage in the classroom, I would def focus on dwellers, primitive, and modern. Also, play with the way that primitive and modern are opposites, as well as how a cave dweller and a city dweller could be considered opposites as well.
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Lori Couch (Sep 08 2020 3:49PM) : I agree that primitive is a word that might need to learn but depending on the age group. Also dwellers might be a word that needed to be learned.
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Brenda Thomas (Mar 02 2017 2:08AM) : dwellers may be a word that students may not be familiar with.
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Elaine Carreno (Apr 15 2018 3:52PM) : Dwellers more

I agree, I don’t think dwellers would be a common word students are familiar with. There are several opportunities to use text as well.

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Jenny Owens (Apr 14 2021 2:04PM) : That is the one that stood out to me too. It is not commonly used.
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Mrs. Hedder Steiner (Mar 01 2019 12:29AM) : Primitive and dwellers would be difficult for my students at my Title I school.
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Diana Velis (May 23 2020 9:33PM) : I agree, my ELLs will not be familiar with words such as dwellers,even primitive. Yes, it's true that primitive has a cognate in Spanish, but many of my Spanish speakers do not use this word on their daily conversations at home. more

I would have to provide vocabulary instruction on both of these words. I would definitely use a graphic organizer to teach both words.

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Mrs. Carrie Azure (Apr 18 2019 10:13PM) : Ss will need to understand primitive, dwellers, and percussion in the first sentence. I would introduce them prior to reading the text.
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Angelica Chavez (Feb 08 2020 3:51PM) : Primative and dwellers would be a quick text talk I would insert in the reading.
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Dr. Hilary Seifert (May 02 2020 2:39PM) : primitive would be a Tier 3 word for most of our kids and would need explicit instruction most likely pre-teaching ahead of reading the passage would be a good strategy
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AMY SMITH (May 30 2020 6:46PM) : "dwellers" more

dwellers is probably going to be an unfamiliar word and I think it might be a Tier 2 word. The context isn’t going to help much here and it doesn’t have a Greek or Latin root (it’s germanic/old english). This might be a word that’s best looked up in dictionary or online!

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Amy Surprenant (Jun 09 2020 4:49PM) : Paragraph 3, Sentence 1 [Edited] more

Primitive, modern, and dwellers all seem like words that would require explicit instruction. I think the vocabulary strategy worksheet would be a good tool for these words. Using visual images may also help.

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Janet Lovelace (Jun 15 2020 4:44PM) : I think that the words primitive, modern, dwellers, and percussion are words that the students should take time to learn, to better understand the passage.
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Kelly Jensen (Jan 21 2021 8:58PM) : The word primitive and percussion more

I think primitive is an important word to help students have a better understanding of the text. I think it’s a Tier 2 word. Percussion is also important as many students do not know that word.

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ASHLEY GILBERT (Mar 09 2021 7:38PM) : Dwellers could be confusing for students. more

Students could be confused about if dwellers means to visit or to live.

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Mrs. JoEllen Varian (Sep 04 2016 12:25PM) : Percussion, the sentence uses a context clue.
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Mrs. Lisa Michelena (Sep 04 2016 12:44PM) : The word percussion is defined through context clues. I like how examples of percussion instruments were listed
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Ms. Sharlee Blackwell (Feb 12 2018 7:58PM) : Here is a great sentence to teach kids context clues. It shows kids that often authors put meanings right in the text.
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Director Megan Green (May 08 2020 2:53PM) : I agree. I think this is very powerful and allows you to keep reading without stopping to define.
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Jon Potter (Apr 12 2021 12:36PM) : I agree. This sentence defines the word "percussion" quite nicely.
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Kourtney Smith (Feb 23 2018 2:35PM) : Percussion and instrument should be defined as well as pictures shown to provide concrete examples of drums, cymbals, and xylophones
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Tracy Hamar (Jan 05 2019 2:33PM) : Pictures or realia would definitely help students build an understanding of percussion instruments. more

Asking the percussion section from a local band to visit, giving students time to play or make percussion instruments, and even a comparison chart about how these specific instruments are similar/different would help students build understanding.

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Dr. Hilary Seifert (May 02 2020 2:42PM) : Realia....I was thinking exactly the same comment.
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teacher Dana Hinchliffe (Jul 09 2020 1:16PM) : This would be a good opportunity to ask the students if they can think of a time when they played an object like a percussion instrument by using their hands or sticks.
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Joon Yeider (Mar 03 2021 12:03AM) : The author is outright defining "percussion instrument" in this follow-up sentence. This does not match the examples from page 499 of the Sourcebook of the types of helpful context clues.
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Vicki W (May 03 2021 5:47PM) : I think striking is worthy of teaching. more

There are multiple meanings of it and it is a good utility word that has a variety of connotations.

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Amanda Delisa (Mar 19 2018 11:34AM) : Ability to be able to read and understand words more

Students within my school district have limited understanding of percussion and will struggle with reading as there are limited ways to connect toward the text.

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Karen Smith (Nov 13 2019 10:26PM) : Students at my school have not had exposure to percussion instruments. Using realia would be ideal. Using pictures and video would be beneficial.
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Beth Sonne (Nov 21 2019 11:57PM) : I agree. I want my students to be well rounded in their education & music is communication. Since my students have little opportunities for music instruction, realia would be a memorable & engaging way to teach the words percussion, cymbals & xylophones.
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Karen Halderman (Dec 15 2019 8:30PM) : I agree! Imagine the fun they will have as well! They are far more likely to remember a word when they had fun learning and "playing" with the definition.
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Director Megan Green (May 08 2020 2:55PM) : I agree. I think playing something with an example of the instruments in it, and having the kids close their eyes to see how that instrument makes them feel or what they heard.
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ELA Specialist Brandon White (Dec 09 2020 8:15PM) : I definitely agree. Some syllabication work may be helpful as well.
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Vicki W (May 03 2021 5:51PM) : Syllable segmentation and connection to Greek and Latin may help students with word attack for cymbal and xylophone

Of all the percussion instruments, drums are the most prevalent. They are commonly found all over the world. Every culture has developed its own type of drum. The drums may differ from culture to culture, place to place, and group to group, but all of them possess the same basic elements. They usually have a hollow shell, or frame, and a round drumhead. The shell can come in many shapes and sizes. Shells are usually made out of metal or wood. They can be shallow like a snare drum’s or deep like a conga drum’s. They can be shaped like a cereal bowl, an hourglass, or even a kettle.

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Kourtney Smith (Feb 23 2018 2:40PM) : Prevalent, culture, hollow, and shallow should all be defined. These are Tier two words, so they should be defined/taught through explicit instruction.
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Maryanne Andrew (Apr 16 2018 9:46PM) : I agree with prevalent, culture, and hollow - I don't disagree with shallow - I wonder if both hollow and shallow might be best taught with visual examples - models or pictures, but maybe not together because their spellings are so close. Tricky?
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Maryanne Andrew (Apr 16 2018 9:47PM) : I really like teaching culture because it lends itself to so much other important vocabulary - a great word to use with classifying graphic organizers.
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Maryanne Andrew (Apr 16 2018 9:54PM) : I have students who would benefit from learning possess, compared, stretched, and acts & ages (which have multiple meanings) - some of these words are Tier I, but without knowing these words and how they are being used, the passage loses much meaning.
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Mrs. Toni Paganelli (Nov 21 2018 5:05PM) : vocabulary more

I think prevalent, culture, hollow and shell are important. I would use a cognitive content dictionary for this whole article and include photographs.

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Tracy Hamar (Jan 05 2019 2:43PM) : I love using photographs to illustrate concrete vocabulary.
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Mrs. Mary Ann Norris (Feb 01 2020 1:31PM) : Drumhead and hourglass are compound words (free morphemes) where the meaning to the words is different than the sum of its parts. Need to show that relationship to students.
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Trenise Spurling (May 20 2020 6:10PM) : I believe that structural analysis of compound words can be used to teach drumhead. But, I think hourglass can be presented as a example of a compound where word structure does not help with meaning. So students can begin to learn the difference.
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Amy Surprenant (Jun 09 2020 4:57PM) : Paragraph 4 more

I think prevalent, elements, possess and hollow should all be explicitly taught.

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Amanda DeNardin (Mar 22 2021 6:19PM) : Resonant more

Resonant is a tricky word, however there are context clues that could be taught in this paragraph such as the words deep and rich.

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Mrs. JoEllen Varian (Sep 04 2016 12:26PM) : Prevalent. The study of morphemes could help, as well as confirming the meaning in a dictionary.
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Christa Buchhorn (Jun 14 2020 11:55PM) : Prevalent, I feel, would be a word that would be challenging. I would use a word map for this vocabulary word as students would know synonyms such as "usual" and "common".
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Jenny Owens (Apr 14 2021 2:05PM) : I agree! You could use the next sentence to look at the context clues, but a word map would be great.
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Ms. Tagrid Sihly (Jun 07 2017 10:32PM) : prevalent is a tier 2 word. may be taught using direct instruction.
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Kate Durst (Jun 10 2017 8:37PM) : The direct instruction strategy for learning the specific word, "prevalent" I thought might be effective is the Word Map in the Core Sourcebook on page 481.
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ELA Specialist Brandon White (Dec 09 2020 8:23PM) : I was thinking the same thing Kate. It would be interesting to see what students would identify as antonyms and examples for "prevalent." That could actually lead to really rich discourse and perspective exploration. All based on a word!
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Jon Potter (Apr 12 2021 12:40PM) : A direct instruction approach to teaching "prevalent" would be very useful. There are also nice context clues in the next sentence to help students understand the word.
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Elaine Carreno (Apr 15 2018 3:56PM) : vocab more

I think prevalent and shell would be very good words to teach students. Shell especially is used many times and has some imbedded definitions and can be used in a variety of ways (good synonym, antonym and dictionary use)

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Rachel Hurd (Jun 03 2020 11:29AM) : I agree that shell would be a good choice to teach. more

At first I focused on hollow, but shell is key to understanding the drum and how it works.

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Vicki W (May 03 2021 5:56PM) : Can I get more words covered with an activity like a semantic feature analysis. [Edited] more

Well, hollow is a critical feature too. What if you did a semantic feature analysis of different percussion instruments. That would help them use more vocabulary and words to describe the different percussion instruments. Some percussion instruments are not hollow to create a vibration with realia, they can begin to see the reason to have describing words for the features.

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Karen Smith (Nov 13 2019 10:27PM) : Preavlent: I believe would be a Tier 2 word. Great word to give examples of as in the video on A Bad Case of Stripes. Giving examples and non-examples.
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Dr. Hilary Seifert (May 02 2020 2:44PM) : Hands on learning through realia may help with the teaching of percussion; also crossover learning through music class reinforcing the concept would be a great tool
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Dyan Blais (Nov 13 2018 10:40AM) : Culture more

Useful tier 2 word that applies to lots of content/texts

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Rachel Hurd (Jun 03 2020 11:25AM) : Culture: I agree this would be a useful tier 2 word - key word for social studies at any grade level.
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Mrs. Angie Ubben (Mar 15 2021 10:22PM) : Culture would be a good word to use for a word map. This word is used so often in ELA and Social Studies texts.
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Elena Kelley (Apr 02 2018 5:13PM) : Differ word family more

This might be a good time to point out how differ is a part of the word different (word family).

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Janet Lovelace (Jun 15 2020 4:39PM) : I like the idea of introducing the word family for the word “differ”.
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Kim Gilbert (May 02 2020 9:15PM) : possess more

As a Tier 2 word, possess would be a good one for direct instruction especially because it’s also a root word in the words possession, possessor,

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Karen Walls (May 04 2020 5:27PM) : discuss simile & antonyms; show pictures of a snare and a conga drum, bring the real instruments and test the sounds, repeat the words, use my the target words: shallow, deep, snare & conga into my sentence as a substitute to this, what dictionary say [Edited]
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Joon Yeider (Mar 02 2021 11:42PM) : Hourglass is a tier three word - does not appear frequently in written or oral language and should be explained at point of contact
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Mrs. Angie Ubben (Mar 15 2021 10:23PM) : I agree hourglass is not a common word. I would show my student a picture of one.

The shell acts like a speaker to amplify the sound, or make it louder. A small drum, like a bongo, will sound faint compared to the huge noise made by a big bass drum used in a marching band.

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Mrs. JoEllen Varian (Sep 04 2016 12:26PM) : Amplify, the study of morphemes.
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Ms. Sharlee Blackwell (Feb 12 2018 7:59PM) : amplify is probably a teir 3 word and is also a cognate
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Elena Kelley (Apr 02 2018 5:15PM) : Amplify using context clues more

Also a great spot to teach context clues and text-embedded definitions (“make it louder”).

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Stacey Merkel (Mar 14 2021 12:26PM) : I agree with you! Making the connection to the text is going help them figure out the unknown word easier.
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Jon Potter (Apr 12 2021 12:38PM) : Agreed. This sentence provides great context clues that can be used to define the word "amplify" which will be an important word to understand for this passage.
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Mrs. Mary Ann Norris (Feb 01 2020 1:35PM) : I agree. Tier 3 words that have to do with music/sound.
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Karen Walls (May 04 2020 4:40PM) : I agree with the word 'amplify' a tier 3. Use picture, real instrument that produce its sounds, use the word in a sentence, mention the antonym & maybe some actions along with it.
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Director Megan Green (May 08 2020 2:51PM) : I agree that using an instrument would be really helpful when helping kids go deeper with what a drum is. Even having them play one would be great.
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Ms. Avery Racine (Feb 25 2021 1:09PM) : I would also teach amplify. However, I am wondering if amplify is a tier 2 or 3 word. To me it seems like a "general-purpose word". What do others think?
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2nd grade teacher Lori VanMeighem (Jan 02 2019 12:36AM) : I always teach to look for definition clues- sometimes definitions are within the sentence or use context clues. Here we have the word followed with a comma and definition.
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Director Megan Green (May 08 2020 2:52PM) : I really appreciate all of the embedded definitions in this example.
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Brenda Thomas (Mar 02 2017 2:11AM) : faint is a Tier II word for K-2
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Ms. Sharlee Blackwell (Feb 12 2018 8:00PM) : the names of the drums are interesting to kids and may be of interest to either bring drums in or show videos of them.
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Mrs. Michelle Webb (Jun 10 2020 10:12PM) : faint, this word has multiple meanings. I would use a Word Map from the Core Sourcebook Page 795.
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Marcia Gieck (Mar 21 2021 4:09PM) : Great idea to use the Word map. I didn't think of that until I read your post.

The drumhead is usually made from an animal hide. The animal hide, or skin, is stretched tight over the drum shell. When the drummer hits the drumhead, it vibrates, or moves very quickly back and forth. This vibration creates a resonant, or deep and rich, sound. A drum’s pitch depends on the size and the tightness of the drumhead. A smaller, tighter drumhead makes a higher-pitched sound.

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Paula Heuschkel (Sep 08 2016 10:42PM) : hide, most younger students think of this as a word that means not be seen.
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Brenda Thomas (Mar 02 2017 2:13AM) : The definition of hide is in the text. The teacher could offer support during word study by highlighting hide and skin
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Mrs. Mary Ann Norris (Feb 01 2020 1:34PM) : higher-pitched is also a hyphenated compound word
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Amy Surprenant (Jun 09 2020 5:00PM) : Paragraph 6 more

Vibration should be explicitly taught. A hands on activity in which students can feel a vibration might help with remembering what the word means.

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Lindsay Morley (Dec 14 2020 2:33PM) : I like how the definitions are within this paragraph. Teaching students to notice this is very important. I would use this paragraph to go back and do a focused lesson.
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Ms. Tagrid Sihly (Jun 07 2017 10:38PM) : the word hide, although a tier 1 word, has multiple meanings. more

the way it’s used here it would be considered a tier 3 word.

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Kate Durst (Jun 10 2017 8:44PM) : After reading your comment, I now realize that this word could be very misleading to readers. Using the "Types of Helpful Context Clues" might help students figure out the context of this word. [Edited]
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2nd grade teacher Lori VanMeighem (Jan 02 2019 12:42AM) : This text lends itself to discussing multiple meaning words. Using pictures as well as definitions would be beneficial. Words like - pitch, hide, faint
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Trenise Spurling (May 20 2020 6:02PM) : Agreed. This paragraph would definitely lend itself to a lesson in multiple meanings using realia, pictures and student created sentences.
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Rachel Hurd (Jun 03 2020 11:30AM) : Agreed - multiple opportunities
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Karen Smith (Nov 13 2019 10:29PM) : I agree. The use of the word "hide" will be misleading and need explicit instruction. Wonderful opportunity to use multiple meanings as well as different parts of speech for words.
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Lindsay Morley (Dec 14 2020 2:34PM) : Yes, using that to drive a discussion/lesson on multiple meaning words would be perfect!
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Vicki W (May 03 2021 5:59PM) : Multiple meaning words more

I agree that students may call up a different meaning than intended which could throw comprehension off. We would want them to know that in this context hide is about animal skin and not a verb or a description of where you sit while hunting.

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Ms. Sampurna Rawal (Jun 04 2020 11:06AM) : I think "hide" has multiple meanings and can be taught as a tier one and two word depending on the contenxt.
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ASHLEY GILBERT (Mar 09 2021 7:39PM) : Hide more

Hide could have multiple meanings and depending on a student’s experience, they may not know it.

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Ms. Tagrid Sihly (Jun 07 2017 10:40PM) : this would be a great opportunity to explicitly teach the use of appositives in providing contextual meaning for the word "hide". An appositive is also used in the next sentence to define "vibrate." [Edited]
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ELA Specialist Brandon White (Dec 09 2020 8:17PM) : This would be a good word for native spanish speakers to leverage as a cognate for vibrate is "vibrar."
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Mrs. JoEllen Varian (Sep 04 2016 12:27PM) : vibrates, this word has a great context clue to use.
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Tracy Hamar (Jan 05 2019 2:46PM) : This would be a good sentence to use as an example of an appositive.
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Marcia Gieck (Mar 21 2021 4:07PM) : Perfect time to teach appositives as context definitions.
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Mrs. JoEllen Varian (Sep 04 2016 12:27PM) : resonant, morphemes and context clues.
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Teacher MayRene McCabe (Jan 08 2019 11:11PM) : resonant would definitely be good using the context clues
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Kim Gilbert (May 02 2020 9:16PM) : Agree!
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Dr. Theresa Costa Johansen (Nov 11 2019 10:11PM) : Words to teach: vibration, creates and resonant
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Mrs. Mary Ann Norris (Feb 01 2020 1:32PM) : resonant (resonate) use morphemes to teach this Tier 3 word.
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Malynda Eger (Apr 16 2019 9:48PM) : Pitch. Definition and contextual clues
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Carrie LaFollette (Mar 23 2021 2:13PM) : Discuss drumhead (compound word) more

Talk about understanding the definition of each word individually and then creating a picture of what this word ‘looks’ like.

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Drumbeats are like beating hearts. You can hear their rhythms through the ages.

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Kourtney Smith (Feb 23 2018 2:44PM) : Discuss figurative language (simile)
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Tracy Hamar (Jan 05 2019 2:47PM) : I agree! The simile here goes back to the first paragraph and seems disconnected from the paragraphs directly before it. It would need specific instruction for my firsties.
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Teacher MayRene McCabe (Jan 08 2019 11:12PM) : When I read this one I thought simile also.
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Marcia Gieck (Mar 21 2021 4:08PM) : I thought of similes too. That's a great sentence to teach them.
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Beth Sonne (Nov 21 2019 11:51PM) : I love teaching my students about word play and figurative language. Expressions, similes, metaphors are so frequently used in English, I want them to love words and see how beautiful our language can be.
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Kristin Herrington (Mar 24 2018 10:06PM) : Overall I would use different strategies to teach vocabulary in this text. Text talk can be used as a read-aloud method. Target words can be explained in student friendly language, examples can be given, word may be used in a different context, more

and students can interact with the words in playful ways such as: finish the idea, choices,and questions. I would also use a word map especially since graphic organizers will help ELL students. It just depends on if you are using this text as a read aloud or independent read. Pave map and I like the idea of starting a Vocabulary Hotshot Notebook for students so that they will have more exposure to the word.

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Dyan Blais (Nov 13 2018 10:46AM) : Appositives more

This entire article is an excellent way to teach students how to gain meaning of words through appositive definitions.
Students could go through and highlight all of the words and definitive clues throughout the text.

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Angela Hancock (May 01 2020 8:47AM) : I agree with Herrington that many strategies could be used to teach vocabulary. However, the article seems to have a great amount of context clues available, and I would use Contextual Analyzing for group or independent work. more

For younger students, I would incorporate visuals for a deeper understanding/comprehension. Finally, while the word dweller needs to be explained, I don’t believe it is imperative to learn/review the word because it is not imperative to comprehend the overall meaning of the article. Thoughts?

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Brynne Thompson (May 04 2020 4:54PM) : Context Clues more

I agree with you Angela. I found the text to be heavy with context clues and would use those clues to help younger readers. Using context clues is especially helpful for struggling readers. I feel that when students are able to use context clues and then create their own sentences using the vocabulary words it aides in greater comprehension of the words meaning.

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Karen Walls (May 04 2020 4:44PM) : Drumbeats tier 3, compound word, adding, deleting word, use picture to show drums, show the kids the body movement to go along the word 'beat', bring the drum, play the drum into different rhythm.
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Dana Smith (Feb 19 2021 7:26PM) : With adult learners, less is better more

Before I give the text, students look up and jot down definitions for shell, pitch, and faint.(Guidelines for Using the Dictionary) I will also ask what they know about percussion instruments and together we will make a Concept Definition Map which we will add to as we read. (This will also activate Prior Knowledge) The two words that I predict will be troublesome are prevalent and resonant. We can use word-part and word family clues; however, my lower-level class may have to use the dictionaries.

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