Forty Best-practices Instructional Activities
Background: A word web is similar to a concept map. Students generate and map ideas based on topic-related vocabulary words.
Procedures: Choose a topic-related vocabulary word for the center of the page. Web ideas in offshoot sections from the selected word. Categories for offshoot ideas include: definitions, synonyms (related words), antonyms (words with opposite meanings), usage or parts of speech, context sentences, pronunciations, and related topics or themes.
Habitat: “There’s No Place
Reading Strategies: Activate Prior Knowledge, Summarize Information, Draw Conclusions, Make Generalizations, Generate Questions, Identify Main Ideas and Details, Classify Information, Build Vocabulary, Make Connections, Identify and Explore Themes, Utilize Resources for Research Purposes