Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson

Vocabulary and word list from Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson - Vocabulary is added to our Vocab module

Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson- Vocabulary

Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson is a haunting and powerful non-fiction work that delves into the life and music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich amidst the backdrop of World War II and the Siege of Leningrad. Anderson's meticulous research and vivid storytelling paint a vivid picture of a city in turmoil and a composer's struggle for artistic expression. Here are some of the words from Symphony for the City of the Dead that we've added to ReadingWise Vocab!

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How the Vocab module works

The Vocab module is simple. It's online. Each learner has their own username and password. You (the teacher) allocate the word list you'd like your class to work on. And away they go!

Mastering words

The programme learns how well your learners understand a word. Once they've mastered it, it goes into their mastered list! Each word has a 'definiton card' that supports their learning. This includes a definiton, an example sentence, synonyms, antonyms and an image. As they become more confident with a word, the definition card becomes more challenging. The image disappears - then the synomyms and antonyms, and finally the example sentence. If the learner makes a mistake, then the scaffolding returns - until they've mastered the word!

Each word has audio support so they are hearing and seeing the word as they learn it. And you are bringing the words to life with your class as you read the book or cover the topic!

Interrupting the forgetting curve

One amazing thing about the Vocab module is that the programme actually revisits words at key intervals. This is based on the science of memory and the famous work of Ebbinghaus. The programme interrupts the tendency to forget new things by overlearning at strategic intervals! This helps the words become firmly lodged in your learners long-term memories!

Short and regular sessions are best!

As a supplementary resource, Vocab is best used alongside your usual classroom activities. You might ask your class to spend 5 or 10 minutes a few times a week, either at home or at school. Some teachers like to use the programme from the front of the classroom too!

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If you are reading an amazing book with your class and you'd like us to create a word list for it, then let us know!

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