Collecting vocabulary - When Kids Can't Read
I'm going to try collecting words students have questions about (p. 191) during a reading selection instead of me always trying to "guess" which ones my students will stumble with while they read.
I can see the students writing the words on index cards and or writing them with marker on easel paper. During the lesson, I could see us stopping to figure out the definitions. Maybe some students already know what the word means, so it can be shared with the whole group.
Maybe other times I can reinforce using context clues and we can get to the meaning by using the text. Othertimes, I can maybe type the word into Google Images and a definition can be found out that way too. And if all else fails, the dictionary is always an option.
Do any of you use this approach? Does it work for you? Or is it too open-ended and chaotic?