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HCMS Academic Vocabulary

  1. 1. Academic Vocabulary Professional Development February 15, 2010
  2. 2. Goals for today: <ul><li>Create Academic Vocabulary lists for the 5 th and 6 th Six Weeks </li></ul><ul><li>- list of 15 academic words for the 5 th six weeks </li></ul><ul><li>- list of 15 academic words for the 6 th six weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Review Marzano’s Six-Step Process and create activities for Steps 4 and Steps 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Materials Needed: </li></ul><ul><li>TEKS – Scope and Sequence </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Marzano’s Academic Vocabulary Teacher’s Manual </li></ul>
  3. 3. First: Create a list of 15 words for each of the 5 th and 6 th Six Weeks <ul><li>As a department and a grade level, you will choose the vocabulary words that you feel are most important for your students to know. </li></ul><ul><li>You will generate a list of 15 words for each six weeks (30 words total). </li></ul><ul><li>Understand lists are not “cast in stone,” but rather additions and deletions may become necessary over time. </li></ul><ul><li>See your current Academic Vocabulary Lists on next slide . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Current Academic Vocabulary Lists <ul><li>Language Art s </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul>
  5. 5. Review the Six-Step Process <ul><li>Dr. Marzano describes a six-step process in the instruction of vocabulary ( Building Academic Vocabulary ).  The first three steps are to assist the teacher in direct instruction.  The last three steps are to provide the learner practice and reinforcement . </li></ul><ul><li>Step 1:  The teacher will give a description, explanation, or example of the new term. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2:  The teacher will ask the learner to give a description, explanation, or example of the new term in his/her own words. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3:  The teacher will ask the learner to draw a picture, symbol, or locate a graphic to represent the new term. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4:  The learner will participate in activities that provide more knowledge of the words in their vocabulary notebooks . </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5:  The learner will discuss the term with other learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 6:  The learner will participate in games that provide more reinforcement of the new term. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>You will need the Academic Vocabulary Notebook Page. Click below and print it out.. </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Vocabulary Notebook Page </li></ul>Focus on Step 4:  The learner will participate in activities that provide more knowledge of the words in their vocabulary notebooks.
  7. 7. Step 4:  The learner will participate in activities that provide more of the words in their vocabulary notebooks knowledge . <ul><li>Next, you will need “activities” for Step 4. The “Activities” below are from Marzano’s Academic Vocabulary Teacher’s Manual. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Association pg. 39 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison pg. 41-45 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classification pg. 47 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analogy pgs. 49-50 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metaphor 51-52 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Periodically students are involved in games that allow them to play with terms. Click on the sites below for templates to create games: </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Games </li></ul><ul><li>Game Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Bingo </li></ul><ul><li>Wordo </li></ul><ul><li>More games…. </li></ul>Step 6:  The learner will participate in games that provide more reinforcement of the new term.
  9. 9. Goals Checklist for Today <ul><li>List of 15 Academic Words for 5 th Six Weeks </li></ul><ul><li>List of 15 Academic Words for 6 th Six Weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Please turn in one list per grade level/subject with activities and games to the principal. </li></ul><ul><li>(For example, one list for 6 th grade math.) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Recommendations <ul><li>Keep electronic copies of your work and put it in the Teacher Shared Folder under Academic Vocabulary 6 th Grade Math, Academic Vocabulary 8 th Grade Science, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Many hands make a light load. For instance, if each person takes two words and creates an activity and game for each of those words to share…you instantly have activities and games for most of the list. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Work Cited <ul><li>Reference: </li></ul><ul><li>Marzano, R. J. (2004). Building background knowledge for academic achievement: Research on what works in schools . Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. </li></ul><ul><li>http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/vocab/strategies.html </li></ul><ul><li>The terms and phrases listed are offered to Tennessee districts and schools as a foundation from which to design and implement a comprehensive program to enhance the academic background knowledge of students. Districts and schools are encouraged to use this resource in ways that best suit their needs and dispositions. </li></ul>

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