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1 1 Brain-Based Vocabulary Enhancing Strategies Bernadette Lambert

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3 Entrance Task 3 These 23 words come from a definition describing what word?

4 Learning Outcome Promote interdisciplinary strategies and practices that enhance vocabulary development and support what we know about how the brain learns. 4

5 Daggett System for Effective Instruction Daggett, Daggett System for Effective Student Achievement

6 Teaching 1.Embrace rigorous & relevant expectations for all students 2.Build strong relationship with students 3.Possess depth of content knowledge and make it relevant to students 4.Facilitate rigorous and relevant instruction based on how students learn 5.Use assessments to guide and differentiate instruction 6.Demonstrate expertise in use of instructional strategies, technology, and best practices

7 How does the brain learn? 7 The human brain has the ability to generate new brain cells. Your brain, therefore, has plasticity and the ability to be shaped by environment at any age.

8 Factors for Enriched Environment 8 Socialization Physical Activity Mental Stimulation Nutrition Spirituality

9 Factors for Enriched Environment 9 Socialization Physical Activity Mental Stimulation Nutrition Spirituality

10 10 Work collaboratively Offer hands-on opportunities Relate to real world Digest in purposeful chunks Search for meaning through patterns

11 Rigor/Relevance Framework

12 Word Clouds Tagxedo.com

13 Which words do I teach?

14 Three Tiers of Vocabulary

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20 onomatopoeia

21 Tier Two Words Not clear responsibility of a particular content area teacher... CCSS Appendix A

22 Tier Two Words Far less well defined by contextual clues... less likely to be defined explicitly within a text... CCSS Appendix A

23 Tier Two Words Frequently encountered in complex written texts... wide applicability to many sorts of reading... CCSS Appendix A

24 Work with your team to SORT the words into 3 categories. A. Everybody on our team knows what this word means. B. At least one person on our team knows what this word means. C. Nobody on our team knows what this word means. Sift, Sort, and Summarize

25 Put words in Group C to the side. Re-sort words in Groups A & B based on meaning. Limit sorts to 3-5 categories. Label each category with a sticky note. Types of numbersOperationsMiscellaneous naturalsubtractabsolute value wholemultiplycoordinates realsimplify compare Sift, Sort, and Summarize

26 THINK OF A WORD Vocabulary Development Lesson for Context Clues

27 Think of a Word When he heard about his friends death, he sent his ___________ to the family.

28 Think of a Word They kept a lookout for ___________ who might be prowling through the woods in search of loot.

29 Think of a Word The wooden slope was __________ - a vertical cliff – and hard to climb.

30 Think of a Word Unable to free themselves, they waited for rescuers to give them _________.

31 Deeper understanding of concepts Encourage analysis and synthesis List examples before you list characteristics CONCEPT DEFINITION ORGANIZER

32 Essential Question Research and Argument What is an effective leader?

33 adjective 1.adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result: effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace. effective

34 1. What is the concept?

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36 2. Example

37 Generate Examples of Effectiveness Diets/Exercises Newspapers/Advertisements Technology Finance Safety Medicine/Drugs

38 Weight Watchers Points System Tylenol PM Dictionary.com Phone App effectiveness

39 3. Properties or characteristics

40 Weight Watchers Points System Tylenol PM Dictionary.com Phone App effectiveness Gets the job done. Works like I expect it to work. Works best if I use it the right way.

41 4. Category

42 Weight Watchers Points System Tylenol PM Dictionary.com Phone App effectiveness Gets the job done. Works like I expect it to work. Works best if I use it the right way. measurement

43 5. New Definition

44 Weight Watchers Points System Tylenol PM Dictionary.com Phone App effectiveness Gets the job done. Works like I expect it to work. Works best if I use it the right way. measurement Effectiveness is a measurement to determine how well something or someone gets the job done, with the understanding that it will work like you expect it to work if you use it the right way.

45 Metaphor Brainstorming

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51 Esophagus = pushes things along in wavelike motion Rib Cage = anything that protects Feet= a journey Heart= expresses feeling, rhythm, or supplying Finger or Hands = Work that can be done collectively, as well as individually Liver = any kind of filter Spine = provides structure or support Stomach = processes or breaks down other things

52 The Coordinate Plane By: Stan Blackman Jay High School Lesson for Glencoe Algebra I Math Section 4-1 Algebra I Glencoe Mathematics 2004 The McGraw Hill Companies Inc.

53 Y-axis X-axis The four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Quadrant I Quadrant II Quadrant IV Quadrant III

54 Y-axis X-axis Origin Point (0,0)

55 The Ordered Pair (5,10) X- coordinate Y- coordinate

56 Y-axis X-axis Signs of the quadrants. (+,+) (+,-) (-,-) (-,+)

57 57 COORDINATE PLANE X-AXIS Y-AXIS QUADRANT ORDERED PAIR

58 BUILDING CLASSROOM WORD WALLS Having a word wall is not the same thing as doing a word wall. Patricia Cunningham

59 Word Wall Workout C LASSIFY two words on the wall as elementary, two as middle school, and two as high school level words. 59

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62 I Have... Who Has? How do we keep the words alive in our classroom?

63 For further information about our work: Please contact International Center for Leadership in Education, Inc. at or

64 21 st Annual Model Schools Conference Effective and efficient approaches to improving student achievement in times of declining resources and increasing expectations Focusing on instructional excellence as the key to the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Assessments, and Teacher Evaluations Instructional approaches for special populations Identifying and overcoming common barriers to dramatic school improvement June 30 – July 3 | Washington, D.C.


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