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Adult Education Dictionary: Teaching Method/Technique

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Professional Learning Communities   A collegial group of educators who are united in their commitment to student learning, share a vision, work and learn collaboratively, visit and review...  
Project-based learning (PBL)  Project Based Learning (PBL) is an inquiry based process for teaching and learning. In PBL, students focus on a complex question or problem, then answer...  
Question Answering   A reading comprehension teaching strategy used to help students understand a text that is being read. "The reader answers questions posed by the teacher...  
Question Generation   A reading comprehension strategy used to help understand a text that is being read. Readers ask themselves "what, when, where, why, what will happen,...  
Reading Accuracy   Reading accuracy is how well a reader can pronounce words while reading text. Accuracy is usually measured as the number or percentage of words read correctly...  
Reading Assessment Profile   A reading assessment profile is a list of a student's assessment or test results for several aspects of the reading process: alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary,...  
Realia   Realia are objects (such as coins and food packages) and real-life print materials (such as job applications, phone books, maps, tax forms, and bus schedules)...  
Reciprocal Teaching   Students take turns being the teacher for a pair or small group. Teacher role may be to clarify, ask questions, ask for predictions, etc....  
Retention Strategies   Retention strategies are employed in order to prevent students from dropping out of a program before achieving learning goals....  
Rhythm   Rhythm is the pattern of stresses that occur when words are put together into sentences. (Stress, Rhythm, and Intonation are important in defining the...  
Service Learning   Service learning is an instructional method that combines community service with a structured school-based opportunity for reflection about that service,...  
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)  The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model* is a research-based and validated instructional model that has proven effective in addressing...  
Sight Words   Sight words are those words that the learner recognizes instantly without having to stop to sound them out....  
Social Bookmarking   "Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata. In...  
Socratic Method   The Socratic method is the pedagogical technique of asking leading quetions to stimulate rational thinking and illuminate idea....  
Stress   Stress is the emphasis given to individual syllables within a single word or phrase. Stressed syllables tend to sound louder to the listener. (Stress,...  
Structural Analysis   Structural analysis "involves the identification of roots, affixes, compounds, hyphenated forms, inflected and derived endings, contractions, and, in...  
STudent Achievement in Reading Project (STAR)  The U.S. Department of Education/OVAE embarked upon the STudent Achievement in Reading (Project STAR) to promote effective reading instruction at the...  
Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition (SAMR)  SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. Developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the model supports and enables...  
Summarization   Summarization is a reading comprehension strategy used to help understand a text that is being read. "The reader attempts to identify and write the main...  
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