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Pictorial in the Elementary Classroom

GLAD strategies

Mrs. Carlson Teaches Adjectives using GLAD Songs/Chants


Backed by brain research

 * Presented by Art Costa

 *Reinforced by Long, Swain, and Cummins, who state that it is important to allow at  least 2 minutes of student processing for every 10 minutes of teacher input

 *Negotiating for meaning

 *Low-risk environment to try new vocabulary and concepts


1. Have students jot down some ideas. Then teach students turn and face a partner whenever you indicate it is time for a


2. Teach students to take turns answering the question you provide.

3. Teach students the quiet signal, such as hand in the air, you will use to indicate

    when it is time to face you again.

Ask students to share what their partner said.