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Unformatted text preview: glance to make sure the words are new and interesting. 4) On night #2, in addition to other homework, they study their list of words and definitions. 5) On day #3 we dedicate 5 minutes at the start of class to take the quiz. Students fill in definitions in the right hand column. I vary this over the course of the year: Spanish to English, English to Spanish, Spanish to Spanish with definitions, Spanish to Spanish with synonyms, etc. This process may seem long, but we teachers don't prepare anything and we don't correct anything until the day of the quiz. The students own the words and the process and do almost all the work at home. After kids get the hang of it, in two or three tries, it works perfectly. I find that this process really augments the more traditional way of dealing with vocabulary in discussion, class notes and Q & A....
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- Fall '09