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  • 1. Expanding Vocabulary
    By: Amber Schultz, Jennifer Zalar, Lauren Galvin, Shauna Kime, Amy VanDyke, and Allison Pickard
  • 2. Quote by Pat Cunningham:
    “The number of words in your meaning vocabulary store is directly related to how much you read. Children who read the most have the biggest vocabularies. Children who read only when they are assigned something to read have smaller vocabularies.”
    Socioeconomic status also shows the same correlation.
  • 3. 5 Key aspects of Vocabulary(Sedita, 2005)
    1.) Encourage wide reading- Read, Read, Read!
    2.) Expose students to high-quality oral language
    3.) Promote word consciousness
    4.) Teach word meaning directly
    5.) Teach independent word-learning strategies, including the use of context clues, the use of word parts, and the efficient use of the dictionary
    Incorporate multimodalities!
  • 4. Three Tiers of Vocabulary (Beck, 2002)
    Tier One- Basic Vocabulary that rarely requires direct instruction
    Sight words, nouns, verbs, adjectives, and early reading words
    There are about 8,000 word families in this tier
    Ex: book, girl, sad, run, dog, orange
  • 5. Three Tiers of Vocabulary (Beck, 2002)
    Tier Two- High frequency words that occur in mature language situations such as adult conversation and literature
    Usually taught through direct instruction
    There are about 7,000 word families in this tier
    Ex: masterpiece, fortunate, industrious, measure, benevolent
  • 6. Three Tiers of Vocabulary (Beck, 2002)
    Tier Three- low-frequency words that occur in specific domains
    These words are usually introduced when a specific need arises
    The remaining 400,000 words in English occur in this tier
    Ex: economics, isotope, asphalt, Revolutionary War, crepe
  • 7. The Bunny Hop!
    Let's do the Bunny Hop!
    Right foot kick two times
    Left foot kick two times
    Hop forward once
    Hop backward once
    Hop forward three times
  • 8. Agenda
    Introduction and PowerPoint presentation
    Chair activity
    Article activity
    Center 1
    Center 2
    5 minute break
    Center 3
    Center 4
    Review 5 points of vocabulary instruction
    Mail questions
  • 9. References
    Beck, L. I., McKeown, M. G., & Kucan, L. (2002).  Bringing words to life: Robust vocabulary instruction. New York, New York: The Guilford       Press.
    Boushey, G., & Moser, J. (2009). The café book: Engaging all students in daily literacy assessment and instruction. Portland, Maine:       Pembroke Publishers.
    Sedita, J. (2005). Effective vocabulary instruction: Insights on Learning Disabilities, 2(1), 33-45.