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Created by April Kimball, Assistant Principal

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  • VOCABULARY
  • GOOD READERS HAVE GOOD VOCABULARY KNOWLEDGE.
    • To understand text, readers need to know the meanings of individual words.
  • HOW MANY WORDS DOES THE AVERAGE HS SENIOR KNOW? 45,000 17,000 2,562 to 26,000 More than 200,000
  • CONVENTIONAL DEFINITIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH.
    • Context brings meaning
    • Vault
    • 1 .an arched structure, usually made of stones, concrete, or bricks, forming a ceiling or roof over a hall, room, sewer, or other wholly or partially enclosed construction. 2. an arched structure resembling a vault. 3. a space, chamber, or passage enclosed by a vault or vaultlike structure, esp. one located underground. 4. an underground chamber, as a cellar or a division of a cellar. 5 . a room or compartment, often built of or lined with steel, reserved for the storage and safekeeping of valuables, esp. such a place in a bank. 6 . a strong metal cabinet, usually fireproof and burglarproof, for the storage and safekeeping of valuables, important papers, etc.
    • (Dictionary.com)
  • CONVENTIONAL DEFINITIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH.
    • Burial chamber
    • Gymnastics apparatus
    • A popular drink
    • The stadium at the University of Mississippi
    • The ex drummer for Dark Lunacy
    • A ribonucleoprotein found in biological cells
    • Title of the first great hits album for Def Leppard
  • LET’S TRY IT OUT.
    • Are
    • Between
    • Consists
    • Continuously
    • Corresponding
    • Curve
    • Draws
    • Variation
    • Graph
    • If
    • Isolated
    • known
    • Making
    • Only
    • Often
    • With
    • One
    • Points
    • Relation
    • Set
    • Table
    • Values
    • Variables
  • READ THIS. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
    • “ If the known relation between the variable consists of a table of corresponding value, the graph consists only of the corresponding set of isolated points. If the variables are known to vary continuously, one often draws a curve to show the variations.”
      • (From F.A.T. City)
  • WE NEED TO DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY TEACH WORD MEANINGS.
    • Introduce and activate word meanings
    • Use a variety of contexts
    • Provide multiple opportunities to learn words in active ways
    • Provide ongoing assessments
  • STRATEGY 1: TEACH AND TELL WORDS
    • A before reading or lecturing strategy
  • EXAMPLE WORD LIST
    • Crease
    • Living desperately
    • Overs
    • Bowler
    • Wicket
    • Dismissed
  • EXAMPLE WORD LIST
    • Crease lines painted on the field
    • Living desperately being reckless, dangerous
    • Overs your turn at bat (6 balls)
    • Bowler the person bowling (pitching)
    • Wicket the wooden “stumps” at each end of the pitching/batting area”
    • Dismissed to end service, allow to leave
  • STRATEGY 2: TEACH CONTEXT CLUES
    • Restatement (direct definition)
    • Apposition (an explanatory phase offset by a comma)
    • Comparison
    • Contrast
    • Synonym (same or nearly the same)
    • Antonym (opposite or nearly the opposite)
    • Example
  • STRATEGY 3: TEACH RELATIONSHIPS
    • Venn Diagrams
    • 2 nd word
    1 st word similarities
    • Games
    • Helpful Websites
    • Puzzlemaker.com
    • www.testprepreview.com/prefixes_suffixes.htm
    • www.denver.k12.co.us/departments/secondary/tip.htm
    • http://people.uncw.edu/sherrilld/edn356/notes/analogies.htm
    • Vocabulary.com
    MAKE LEARNING ACTIVE!