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Guided Practice   Guided Practice is a form of scaffolding. It allows learners to attempt things they would not be capable of without assistance. In the classroom, guided...  
Guided Writing   Guided writing is a step between teacher-directed and independent writing. The teacher gives prompts or clues as a framework for ideas and structure...  
Information Gap   Information Gap activities require learners to use their English language skills to share information to complete a task--a true communicative task. The...  
Inquiry   A process in which students investigate a problem, devise and work through a plan to solve the problem, and propose a solution to the problem....  
Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST)  Washington State is piloting an integrated approach to serving non-native English speaking students seeking workforce training. In the spring of 2004,...  
Integrated Learning System (ILS)  Integrated Learning Systems (ILSs) are comprehensive, networked software packages used for education. These systems provide instructional content as well...  
International Reading Association (IRA)  The International Reading Association is a professional membership organization dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the...  
Intonation   Intonation is the use of pitch to convey meaning. An example is the difference in the ending of a sentence that is a question such as: Did you get the...  
Job Rotation   Job rotation is when workers periodically transfer among a number of different positions and tasks that require different skills and responsibilities...  
Journal Writing   Typically, journal writing is done for a few minutes each day. The writing is done in a notebook and is often used to encourage reflection or exploration...  
Knowledge Transfer   Knowledge transfer is the ability of an organization to effectively train its employees through classroom, online, or mobile learning using a learning...  
Language Experience Approach (LEA)  The language experience approach is a whole language approach that promotes reading and writing through the use of personal experiences and oral language...  
Learning Contracts Teaching Method   A learning contract is a formal agreement written by a learner which details what will be learned, how the learning will be accomplished, the period of...  
Lecture Teaching Method   A lecture is a carefully prepared oral presentation of a particular subject by a highly qualified individual. Lecturing is informative speaking. When...  
Lindamood-Bell Reading Intervention Method   The Lindamood-Bell reading intervention method was designed to compensate for unreliable auditory perceptions of students with reading disabilities. The...  
Listening Vocabulary   Words we understand or know the meanings of and use as we listen to others....  
Literal Reading Comprehension   Literal comprehension is the ability to recall specific ideas or pieces of information from a text that has been read, or to make very simple inferences...  
Manipulative   A physical object that can be used to represent or model a problem situation or develop a mathematical concept. A manipulative could be blocks, sticks,...  
Moodle   "Moodle is a free software e-learning platform (also known as a Course Management System (CMS), or Learning Management Systems (LMS), or Virtual Learning...  
Morphology   The study of the use of prefixes, suffixes, and compounding to form words....  
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