Vocabulary Instruction in the 21st Century

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Low tech and high tech ways to teach explicitly teach vocabulary words to students.

Low tech and high tech ways to teach explicitly teach vocabulary words to students.

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  • 1. Vocabulary Instruction in the 21st Century: Visual Tools for Teachers and Students Jennifer Jones Lake Myra Elementary School Wake County Public Schools North Carolina Reading Conference . March 20, 2012
  • 2. Words are not just words. They are the nexus – the interface – between communication andthought. When we read, it is through words that we build, refine, and modify our knowledge. What makes vocabulary valuable and important is not the words themselves so much as…. the understandings they afford. Marilyn Jager Adams (2009, p.180)
  • 3. Three Tiers of Words(Beck, McKeown, Kucan, 2002, 2008, Common Core State Standards, 2011)
  • 4. Peoples knowledge ofany topic is encapsulatedin the terms they knowthat are relevant to thetopic.
  • 5. Impact of Direct Vocabulary InstructionMarzano & Pickering (2005). Building Academic Vocabulary.
  • 6. Marzano 6-Step Process Tier 2 Words
  • 7. Tier 3 Words – Schoolwide Process
  • 8. Vocabulary Notebooks
  • 9. Marzano 6-Step Process
  • 10. Graphic Organizers
  • 11. Vocabulary Games Anchor Charts
  • 12. Beck’s Text Talk Lessons
  • 13. High Tech ToolsWeb 2.0 Tools
  • 14. Web Tool #1 – Word CloudsWordle, Tagxedo, Image Chef, ABCya Word Clouds
  • 15. Web Tool #2 –Online Thesauruses & Dictionaries Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus, WordSift, Visuwords, Wordnik
  • 16. Visual representations and connections
  • 17. Web Tool #3 – Search Engines Ask.com, Destiny
  • 18. Destiny School Library System
  • 19. Web Tool #4 – Static Creations & PresentationsBig Huge Labs, Glogster, Smilebox
  • 20. Instead of a motivational poster, Create a vocabulary poster.
  • 21. Web Tool #5 –Dynamic Creations & PresentationsAnimoto, Tubes (You, School, Teacher), Prezi
  • 22. • YouTube Video https://wakeelementaryscience.pbworks.com/w/page/33255398/Video %20Links
  • 23. Web Tool #6 – Google Tools
  • 24. Thank You!Jennifer Jones – jjones2@wcpss.net helloliteracy.blogspot.com