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1 Words Matter: A Closer Look at One High-Yield Instructional Strategy for Teaching Vocabulary Barb Golub

2 “Literacy draws on a number of levels of the language system, with these abilities encompassing vocabulary and as children learn to use language, they acquire a tool that enables them to regulate their own emotions and behaviors, with important consequences for their social and academic functioning.” -Dickinson, McCabe and Essex, 2011 Relationship between vocabulary and reading comprehension High-yield instructional strategies CCSS

3 The CCSS Say: Kindergarten11-12 Grade Vocabulary Acquisition and Use o CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.4 o CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.4.A Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.4.A Vocabulary Acquisition and Use o CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L A Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L A o CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L B Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L B

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5 Current Approaches to Teaching Vocabulary Word List Genre Tier

6 Tier 3Tier 2Tier 1

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8 The Reading Teacher, V67, Issue 5

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10 Essential Words Valuable Words Accessible Words Imported Words

11 Find Potentially Unfamiliar Words Identify Word Type Determine Optimal Type of Instruction

12 Provide a clear definition Provide and discuss context sentences Ask questions that require deep thinking Powerful Instruction Stop Quickly provide a synonym or short definition and context sentence Brief Explanation Words that have a useful context or easily identifiable word parts Guide students to use what they’ve learned Infer Meaning

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