High school teacher, Nancy Barile, recently shared a cool way to engage students in vocabulary. Her students create a weekly soap opera that uses 14 vocabulary words. They even videotape the scenes and show to other classes. She says,
Since this assignment was so successful, my students plan to continue writing and filming High School Uncut. I am hoping that they develop their characters more thoroughly and that their dialogue and situations get more sophisticated as they continue the process. Most importantly, I am looking forward to increased scores when my students take the PSAT tests next year. I truly believe this lesson will have powerful effects that will endure long after high school.
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