Presentation on theme: " Better readers learn as many as 7 new words a day Struggling readers learn 1-2 new words per day The average child learns about 3,000 words a year—300-500."— Presentation transcript:
Better readers learn as many as 7 new words a day Struggling readers learn 1-2 new words per day The average child learns about 3,000 words a year—300-500 can be reasonably taught in a 36-38 week instruction with a rate of 8-10 words a week with direct instruction The need for students to continue reading a wide variety of materials over the non- school months is paramount!
How to KNOW a word… 1. I never saw [the word] before 2. I’ve heard of it [the word], but I don’t know what it means 3. I recognize it [the word] in context—it [the word] has something to do with… 4. I know it [the word]
1. Encounter words in context more than once—at least 6 encounters with essential vocabulary 2. Previewing new words enhances student learning them in context 3. Picture Association (pg. 12) 4. Direct Instruction of essential words to understand content—direct instruction of the most important words produces most powerful learning
1. Enough time for vocabulary instruction—5-26 minutes depending on 1.Prior knowledge 2.Context 3.Number of encounters 20-24 practice sessions for students to grasp a new skill or concept—doses are smaller each time 2. Teach the right words 3. Infuse vocabulary instruction into lesson plans and units 4. Use additional strategies to learn words 5. Help students organize and keep track of words 6. Periodic assessments ◦ Anecdotal assessments—conversations, presentations, writing, and notebooks ◦ Pre- and Post Vocabulary Quiz ◦ Cloze Procedure/Passage (~250 word passage where student fills in missing words using context clues) ◦ Vocabulary Flash Cards
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