TIP stands for Term – Info – Picture. Detailed in my first book and in much of my PD, here is some of the reasoning for it:
a. Students need multiple exposures to really master new vocabulary words – some researchers say that it’s around six exposures over a period of time. The TIP here is also on the wall, and we build as we go. Sounds like: “Denominator – that’s a new word, let’s add that to our TIP!” We add ONE word at a time, not a group. We give each word attention.
b. A picture with a word is one of the most effective ways to help learners get a word. On our big chart we can create a class pic – on their own chart, they can make an individual one.
c. Vocabulary is best learned via conversational definitions. So the info piece is in kid-friendly terms.
So, students have this handy reference piece as they take this journey. Can’t remember a word? Check your TIP!
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|Subject||English Language Arts|
|Grade levels||Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Higher Ed|
|Resource types||Interactive notebooks, Vocabulary|
|Is editable content included?||Yes|
|Supported file formats||.doc|