Monday, September 29, 2008

Learning New GED Vocabulary

I just got back from a GED meeting where we were discussing ways to learn new vocabulary. We talked about one way.... were you ask a series of questions about the word. Here is how it works.

Let's say you are studying the word "percent". You may ask questions such as the following.

1. Have you ever seen this word?
2. Do you know how to pronounce the word?
3. Can you find a smaller word inside the larger word?
4. Do you know what it means?
5. Can you use it in a sentence?

All of a sudden you now have a whole conversation based on one word. I plan on trying this tomorrow and I will let you know how it goes.

If you decide to try it.......... send me a comment and tell me how it went! Good luck!

Monday, September 22, 2008

GED Social Studies

Recently a reader asked me about preparing for the GED Social Studies test. What is the best way and what can a teacher do to adequately prepare for the GED Social Studies test?

First, it is important to remember that each student is unique and comes with their own background experiences. Each student will need to prepare in their own way and in their own time.

You also need to consider reading ability.

Find some great GED books, daily read the newspaper and have discussions, and surf the web to find GED Social Studies websites.

What is your favorite website? Send me a comment and I will post it here. If we help each other out..... we all win!