# Welcome to Math Vocabulary Strategies EQ: How does building academic vocabulary increase student achievement? CCSD Elementary Math Coaches, July 2010.

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Welcome to Math Vocabulary Strategies EQ: How does building academic vocabulary increase student achievement? CCSD Elementary Math Coaches, July 2010

Ice Breaker… “Mystery Words” Teachers will find a partner and place their Vocabulary Sticker on their partner’s back, making sure not to allow the partner to see the word. The partners will then ask each other questions in an attempt to guess which word they have on their back.

Rank Strategy Percentile Gain 1Extending Thinking Skills (compare/contrast; cause/effect; classifying; analogies/metaphors) 45 2Summarizing34 3Vocabulary In Context33 4Advance Organizers28 5Non-Verbal Representations25 Strategies That Most Impact Achievement ~ Marzano

How does building academic vocabulary increase student achievement? The more terms a person knows about a given subject, the easier it is to understand - and learn - new information related to that subject. ~ Robert Marzano

Vocabulary ACQUISITION Strategies Is / Is Not polygon… IsIs Not

Vocabulary ACQUISITION Strategies Sign Language & Kinesthetic Representations ◦ Website for the Texas School for the Deaf www.tsdvideo.org www.tsdvideo.org ◦ Google “Math Sign Language”

VVWA (Verbal & Visual Word Association) TermVisual Representation Definition a degree of wetness especially of the atmosphere Personal Association humidity Vocabulary ACQUISITION Strategies

Vocabulary REVIEW Strategies Small Group Stations ◦ Charades ◦ Hot Seat ◦ Mind Reader ◦ Concept Circles* ◦ Two-Dice Challenge

Concept Circles Why? ___________________________________________________ Which word does not belong? Cone Rectangle Trapezoid Hexagon MRESA Best Practices

Vocabulary REVIEW Strategies Whole Group Word Wall Activities ◦ OOPS! ◦ Family Feud ◦ \$10,000 Pyramid ◦ Pictionary

Summarizing How does building academic vocabulary increase student achievement? Turn to a partner and work together to answer the Essential Question:

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