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An activity done at the beginning of a lesson in order to greet students and engage them in the lesson. This might include review of previously-learned material or activation of background knowledge and schema for the current lesson.

Entry link: Warm-up


Writings posted online can also allow multiple users to add content and edit the work. Wikis can help facilitate collaborative writing and group projects.

Entry link: Wikis

Word Stem

The free morpheme that serves as the main part of a word; also called word root.
Entry link: Word Stem

Word Stress

The emphasized syllable in a word.
Entry link: Word Stress

Word Wall

A low-tech classroom visual aid featuring key vocabulary terms and possibly corresponding pictures for the current unit of study. Categories of word walls include high-frequency words, literature-based word walls, and content-area word walls.

Entry link: Word Wall