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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.


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

Word Stem

The free morpheme that serves as the main part of a word; also called word root.

Word Stress

The emphasized syllable in a word.

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.