Vocabulary Mini Workshop


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  • Vocabulary Mini Workshop

    1. 1. VOCABULARY
    2. 2. GOOD READERS HAVE GOOD VOCABULARY KNOWLEDGE. <ul><li>To understand text, readers need to know the meanings of individual words. </li></ul>
    3. 3. HOW MANY WORDS DOES THE AVERAGE HS SENIOR KNOW? 45,000 17,000 2,562 to 26,000 More than 200,000
    4. 4. CONVENTIONAL DEFINITIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH. <ul><li>Context brings meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Vault </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>(Dictionary.com) </li></ul>
    5. 5. CONVENTIONAL DEFINITIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH. <ul><li>Burial chamber </li></ul><ul><li>Gymnastics apparatus </li></ul><ul><li>A popular drink </li></ul><ul><li>The stadium at the University of Mississippi </li></ul><ul><li>The ex drummer for Dark Lunacy </li></ul><ul><li>A ribonucleoprotein found in biological cells </li></ul><ul><li>Title of the first great hits album for Def Leppard </li></ul>
    6. 6. LET’S TRY IT OUT. <ul><li>Are </li></ul><ul><li>Between </li></ul><ul><li>Consists </li></ul><ul><li>Continuously </li></ul><ul><li>Corresponding </li></ul><ul><li>Curve </li></ul><ul><li>Draws </li></ul><ul><li>Variation </li></ul><ul><li>Graph </li></ul><ul><li>If </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated </li></ul><ul><li>known </li></ul><ul><li>Making </li></ul><ul><li>Only </li></ul><ul><li>Often </li></ul><ul><li>With </li></ul><ul><li>One </li></ul><ul><li>Points </li></ul><ul><li>Relation </li></ul><ul><li>Set </li></ul><ul><li>Table </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Variables </li></ul>
    7. 7. READ THIS. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(From F.A.T. City) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. WE NEED TO DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY TEACH WORD MEANINGS. <ul><li>Introduce and activate word meanings </li></ul><ul><li>Use a variety of contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Provide multiple opportunities to learn words in active ways </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ongoing assessments </li></ul>
    9. 9. STRATEGY 1: TEACH AND TELL WORDS <ul><li>A before reading or lecturing strategy </li></ul>
    10. 10. EXAMPLE WORD LIST <ul><li>Crease </li></ul><ul><li>Living desperately </li></ul><ul><li>Overs </li></ul><ul><li>Bowler </li></ul><ul><li>Wicket </li></ul><ul><li>Dismissed </li></ul>
    11. 11. EXAMPLE WORD LIST <ul><li>Crease lines painted on the field </li></ul><ul><li>Living desperately being reckless, dangerous </li></ul><ul><li>Overs your turn at bat (6 balls) </li></ul><ul><li>Bowler the person bowling (pitching) </li></ul><ul><li>Wicket the wooden “stumps” at each end of the pitching/batting area” </li></ul><ul><li>Dismissed to end service, allow to leave </li></ul>
    12. 12. STRATEGY 2: TEACH CONTEXT CLUES <ul><li>Restatement (direct definition) </li></ul><ul><li>Apposition (an explanatory phase offset by a comma) </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Synonym (same or nearly the same) </li></ul><ul><li>Antonym (opposite or nearly the opposite) </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul>
    13. 13. STRATEGY 3: TEACH RELATIONSHIPS <ul><li>Venn Diagrams </li></ul><ul><li> 2 nd word </li></ul>1 st word similarities
    14. 14. <ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Puzzlemaker.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.testprepreview.com/prefixes_suffixes.htm </li></ul><ul><li>www.denver.k12.co.us/departments/secondary/tip.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://people.uncw.edu/sherrilld/edn356/notes/analogies.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary.com </li></ul>MAKE LEARNING ACTIVE!