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1 Social Studies Academic Vocabulary Success for ELLS on STAAR/EOC Presenter: Magda Martinez

2 Worried Angry Indifferent Freaked Out It’s okay Changes Which emotion do I connect with the most?

3 Today’s Agenda Defining academic vocabulary What are cognates and false cognates? Strategies to help my students succeed with academic vocabulary. Websites

4 Vocabulary Conversational Vocabulary Simpler Vocabulary Face to face communication Express yourself using gestures Informal Takes 2 years to acquire Academic Vocabulary Technical content-specific vocabulary Difficult to read and comprehend Requires background knowledge Takes 5 to 7 years to acquire

5 EOC Released items

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7 Ask yourself: How do I teach vocabulary to my students? Buddy Match: Write a bulleted list of ways in which you teach vocabulary in your classroom. Buddy Match: Write a bulleted list of ways in which you assess vocabulary in your classroom. How I Teach it How I Assess it

8 WHAT? What are some examples of words your students struggle with? How do I fix it? Strategies that work: Word-picture association Graphic organizers Images, images, images Keep number of words (5 to 10) Use the words in multiple ways Whenever possible (use close caption) Teach students to recognize cognates and false cognates

9 Word-Picture Association Coup Parliament Agrarian

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11 Feudalism and Manorialism

12 How do I fix it? Strategies that work: Word-picture association Graphic organizers Images, images, images Keep number of words (5 to 10) Use the words in multiple ways Whenever possible (use close caption) Teach students to recognize cognates and false cognates

13 Teacher provides a description or simple definition. Students may draw instead of write. Whatever helps them create a mental image of the word…

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17 How do I fix it? Strategies that work: Word-picture association Graphic organizers/sketches Keep number of words (5 to 10) Whenever possible (use close caption) Use the words in multiple ways Teach students to recognize cognates and false cognates

18 Closed Captioned Industrial Revolution Industrial Revolution

19 How do I fix it? Strategies that work: Word-picture association Graphic organizers/sketches Keep number of words (5 to 10) Whenever possible (use close caption) Turn abstract to concrete Teach students to recognize cognates and false cognates Use the words in multiple ways

20 ABSTRACT TIMELINES: CENTURIES

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26 Title Success for ELLS on STAAR/EO Success for ELLS on STAAR /EOChttp://www. webspirationpro.c om/view/ a12e68

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29 Making Predictions Make predictions about the Empire

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31 How do I fix it? Strategies that work: Word-picture association Graphic organizers/sketches Keep number of words (5 to 10) Whenever possible (use close caption) Turn abstract to concrete Teach students to recognize cognates and false cognates Use the words in multiple ways

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35 Figure it out: Cognate or False Cognate Casualty Leader Compromise Agriculture Independence Consent false cognate cognate false cognate cognate false cognate

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39 How do I fix it? Strategies that work: Word-picture association Graphic organizers/sketches Keep number of words (5 to 10) Whenever possible (use close caption) Turn abstract to concrete Teach students to recognize cognates and false cognates Use the words in multiple ways

40 Imperialism 1898 Allies

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43 Using Wordles

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47 Reflect and Apply: Game Time How do I teach and assess? Cognates or False Cognates How could I cluster the words? Create a story (pass it on) 1. Caste system 2. Head of state 3. Resolution 4. Regime 5. Emigrate 6. Migrate 7. Immigrate 8. Schism 9. Popular sovereignty 10. Infrastructure A wordle? Once I create it, what might I get my students to do with it? Then and now (write or verbalize a story) using the words but applying them to current events. What images might I use for each of these words?

48 Research and Sources

49 My Contact Info: Magda Martinez Personal Work My personal website: dreamhistory.org


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