GED CLASSROOM TIPS

Report
Mississippi
High School
GED Option
GED
CLASSROOM
TIPS
Wendy Tyler
Sally McIntosh
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Using TABE results to assign
mastery levels
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Reading Skills
and the GED Tests
Reading is the key to passing all 5 GED Tests.
Address all four components of reading in GED
lessons: Comprehension, Vocabulary,
Alphabetics and Fluency.
Comprehension: clarifying meaning, asking
questions, making connections, rereading or
reading more slowly
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Ragged Old Flag – Sequence, paragraph
main idea, selection main idea, context clues
"You see, we got a little hole in that flag there,
When Washington took it across the Delaware.
I walked through a county courthouse square,
On a park bench, an old man was sittin' there.
I said, "Your old court house is kinda run down.”
"On Flanders Field in World War I,
She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun.
And we bring her down slow every night,
We don't let her touch the ground,
And we fold her up right.
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Vocabulary: using academic vocabulary in
context sentences, synonyms, antonyms, multiplemeaning words, context clues
A heteronym is a word that has a different sound and
different meanings, but the same spelling. All of the
heteronyms on the list contain more than one syllable.
In column 1, write each heteronym with the accent
indicating the meaning that you have chosen.
In Column 2 write a phrase containing the word you
have chosen.
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Alphabetics: phonics, word analysis (syllable
division / patterns, prefixes, suffixes, base words,
roots)
Prefixes never change spelling- they are just
added to whole words (un + happy= unhappy
Single consonants that usually stand for specific
single sounds: b, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, v,
w, y, z
Other rules you’ve heard: “When two vowels go
walking, the first does the talking.”
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Fluency: echo reading, repeated reading,
marking phrase boundaries, recorded readings
In the town of Henniker, New Hampshire, stands a grand old
house with a fascinating legend attached to it- a legend
that some people would like to erase and others insist on
preserving. For generations, stories have circulated of eerie
happenings in and around the house.
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FW: can oyu reda thsi
Subject: Can you read this?
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it
deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the
olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are at
the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it
wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey
lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.
Speed and accuracy are key elements in any testing situation.
You are able to read the above selection and garner its
meaning, although there are jumbled words. Use the same skill
to understand paragraphs within a reading selection.
Try these on for size:
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Small group work: distribute copies of the Bill of Rights and newspapers, asking
learners to find articles that address the rights established under the
Constitution- discuss articles and how the Constitution applies in these
situations.
Use the “Bingo” method to practice locating information on a table (columnsBINGO, rows-1,2,etc)
Large group work: provide several different advertisements for the same type
of product. Ask learners to develop their own set of criteria for evaluating the
advertisements. Record the criteria on the board then compare the claims in
each advertisement against the set of criteria they developed. This
demonstrates evaluating information.
Read aloud with learners following from a printed text selection (demonstrates
phrasing).
Use “round robin” reading allowing learners the choice of just listening or
reading.
Play recorded texts using cd, tape or mp3 formats, again with the printed text
selection. Set the stage with a skill to practice while listening to the reading.
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Math Skills for the GED Tests
Computation
is a tool for
problem
solving, not an
end in itself.
Connect other
subjects and
the real world
through math.
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Mental Math- no paper, pencil or calculator
activities
Puzzles, matching games:
I have, who has (small slips of paper with a math
problem, additional slips with the answers distributed to
students- one states “I have ****, who has the answer?”
Number search
Guess my rule
Making change at the store
Mental shopping list total
Food labels: “How many calories if you have 2 servings?”
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Writing for the Essay Test
Brainstorming
techniques
Organizational
types (based on
subject matter and
audience)
Detail, details,
details
Proofreading
(editing for
publication)
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ROADMAP TO GED 2014
Q.1 Order and compute with rational numbers;
simplify numerical expressions
CCSS NUMBER 4.NF.2
Number and Operations—Fractions 4.NF
Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and
ordering.
2. Compare two fractions with different numerators
and different denominators, e.g., by creating
common denominators or numerators, or by
comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2.
Recognize that
comparisons are valid only when the two fractions
refer to the same whole. Record the results of
comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the
conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model

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