Before moving to the next slide, talk about why Chemistry words were used more- possibly because they are more practical and used in a more concrete way than words like oligarchy or imperialism
Vocabulary Strategies to Improve SAT Scores
Leonardtown High School
Christine Chadwick, Stefanie Glorioso, Daniel Morris, Marc Pirner
Justification 35 Strategies for developing Content Area Vocabulary by “ Content area achievement depends closely on students’ mastery of specialized vocabulary”Our Strategy: Semantic Mapping SIP: Improve SAT scores- “Offer the entire school testing skills and vocabulary words”
Do the students feel comfortable using content area vocabulary?
Are the students using the vocabulary?
Are students’ vocabulary scores rising?
Data collection plan Pre-post Tests Observation Student Work Do students feel comfortable using content vocabulary? X X X Are the students using the vocabulary? X X X Are vocabulary scores rising? X X X
The semantic mapping technique made a significant difference in increasing vocabulary scores.
Students view on vocabulary knowledge Pre-post: p= 0.003989 Significant Pre-final: p= 1.34406E-12 Significant Post-final: p= 2.80948E-07 Significant The semantic mapping technique made a significant difference in increasing student comfort with vocabulary.