I just love Dr. Montessori's description of the 3 period lesson (a way to teach a Child terms):
- Period 1. Naming. "This is thick. This is thin."
- Period 2. Recognition. "Give me the thick. Give me the thin."
- Period 3. The Pronunciation of the Word, "What is this?" (Montessori, 58)
I, personally, need to work on incorporating the 3 period lesson into my style of teaching with Josh. I often forget but I love the clean way it expands his vocabulary.