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Vocabulary Part II Linda Pearce Literacy Consultant Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative

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1 Vocabulary Part II Linda Pearce Literacy Consultant Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative

2 Welcome Back! How has what you learned about vocabulary instruction changed how you select vocabulary words? Have you tried to make a conscious effort to select Tier II words for instruction?

3 Specific Word Instruction should focus on words that are … Contextualized in literature Important to the text Useful in many situations

4 Vocabulary instruction should provide… rich in depth knowledge of word meaningsnot just repeated definitions clear explanations in various contexts multiple exposuresin more than one context opportunities to engage students actively in deep processing

5 Lets look at some new ways to actively engage students

6 Active Engagement with Words QuestionsJake thought it would be fun to explore the interior of Alaska. Why might you want to spend time in the interior of your state? Target word: interior

7 Active Engagement with Words Example or Non-example Which one of these two sentences tells about the interior of Oregon? –On their vacation, the family visited a lake in central Oregon. –On their vacation, the family visited the beaches and coast of Oregon. Target word: interior

8 Active Engagement with Words Finish the idea Have you ever…? After a trip to the coast, we headed to the interior of the country because_________. Can you describe a place you know about that is located in the interior of your state? Target word: interior

9 Active Engagement with Words Choices If what I say could be in the interior of a big island, say center. If not dont say anything. –A mountain –An ocean beach –A lighthouse –A small town Target word: interior

10 Tools for Teaching Rate Your Knowledge Frayer Model Wordstorming A-Z Semantic Impressions Cinquain A Three-Way Tie Word Sort

11 Lets watch a video

12 Marzanos Six Steps to Effective Vocabulary Instruction 1.Teacher provides description, explanation, or example of new term 2.Students relate explanation of the term in their own words 3.Students create nonlinguistic representation of term 4.Students periodically do activities that help them add to their knowledge of vocabulary terms 5.Periodically, students are asked to discuss terms with one another 6.Periodically, students are involved in games that allow them to play with the terms

13 A Wreath for Emmett Till By Marilyn Nelson

14 Tools for Teaching Rate Your Knowledge Frayer Model Wordstorming A-Z Semantic Impressions Cinquain A Three-Way Tie Word Sort

15 Semantic Impressions Choose between 5 and 20 words. List the words in the order you want them to appear in the story. Go over the meaning of each word. Instruct students to write a story.

16 Cinquain A five-line poem used to define a term: noun two adjectives three action verbs four-word sentence or phrase ending word Coal black and shiny smolder, burn, pollute A source of energy. limited

17 Lets watch a video on… Cinquains Then, write in your journal how you would use this in your classroom.

18 A Three-Way Tie Select three words. Arrange them in a triangle. Connect the words with lines. Explain the relationship by writing along the lines.

19 3 Dimensional Shapes Line Segments Angles c ontain are composed of are connected by

20 Application 1.Semantic Impressions 2.Cinquain Poem 3.A Three-Way Tie

21 Tools for Teaching Rate Your Knowledge Frayer Model Wordstorming A-Z Semantic Impressions Cinquain A Three-Way Tie Word Sort

22 Word Sorts Engage students in active process of searching, comparing, contrasting, and analyzing Help students organize what they know about words to form generalizations Allow students to apply generalizations to new words they encounter

23 Word Sort Activity

24 Develop a Plan for Vocabulary Instruction Engage students in wide reading Provide direct instruction Assure both verbal and nonlinguistic representation Encourage elaboration and refinement

25 Thanks for joining us today! Good luck with these strategies in your classroom. If you need any help, please dont hesitate to me at:


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