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Teacher Inquiry

  1. 1. Teaching Vocabulary in the Classroom: Using a Balanced Approach By: Greg Davis
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Good teachers need to use a variety of proven approaches chosen based on specific needs of students. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>Examining the effects of using a balanced approach to vocabulary instruction on student’s learning and student’s understanding of the vocabulary they will encounter in the classroom. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Questions <ul><li>What does the research say about is the most effective way to teach vocabulary? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the strategies used in the study effective in increasing student’s understanding of vocabulary? </li></ul><ul><li>What did I learn about a balanced approach in the classroom? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Literature Review <ul><li>(Fastrup & Samuels 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>(Hiebert & Kamil, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>(Dalton & Grisham 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>(Beck, 2002) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Method <ul><li>Word Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Goanimate.com </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Mrs. Roosevelt </li></ul>
  7. 7. Data
  8. 8. Data http://goanimate.com/go/movie/0wXl1knqaT64?utm_source=emailshare&uid=0FGFYFFzN7CA
  9. 9. Data
  10. 10. Data Analysis <ul><li>“ The strategies we used were really fun and creative. Some strategies we used involved being creative and using our imagination to help achieve our goals in learning vocabulary words.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Data Analysis Cont… <ul><li>“ The strategies helped me learn the words and concepts. For example every time I think of a Hooverville I’ll think of the goanimate.com video.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Discussion <ul><li>According to survey’s students felt more comfortable with the vocabulary when using a balanced approach. </li></ul><ul><li>More exposure equals better understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating new ways to present material leads to better comprehension. </li></ul>

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