'Real life maths...' is a collection of images and videos on the web to get senior pupils thinking about the maths around them. It was heavily inspired by this video by Dan Meyer, this book by Hywel Roberts and the work that Mathalicious do.
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It may seem like the semicolon is struggling with an identity crisis. It looks like a comma crossed with a period. Maybe that’s why we toss these punctuation marks around like grammatical confetti; we’re confused about how to use them properly. Emma Bryce clarifies best practices for the semi-confusing semicolon.
Dialogic Reading is based on the work of Dr. Grover Whitehurst and the Stony Brook Reading and Language Project. According to Dr. Whitehurst, "In Dialogic Reading, the adults helps the child become the teller of the story. The adult becomes the listener, the questioner, the audience for the child." Dialogic Reading: An Introduction - Reach out and Read
Dialogic Reading involves asking the child open-ended questions, expanding on the child’s answers, providing encouragement for the child, and keeping the child interested when selecting a book and asking the child questions about the book.
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There are two procedures that are associated with Dialogic Reading: PEER and CROWD.
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PEER Prompt: ask the child a question about the book Evaluate: evaluate whether or not the child’s response to the question was correct Expand: if the child’s response is wrong, expand on what the child said Repeat: ask the child to repeat the correct answer