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Strategies and resources for developing vocabulary with diverse learners

  1. 1. Strategies and Resources for Developing Vocabulary with Diverse Learners Jolene Berg PowerPoint available at
  2. 2. A little about me…• Experience• Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for 25 years• I’ve taught levels PK – 12+, all subjects• I’ve taught in Texas and California• I’ve taught with one computer, multiple computers, projector only, Smart Board, digital media, and multiple mice.• Positions and Awards• President of Kern CUE• Innovation in Education Award 2011• Outstanding Special Education Teacher, 2009• Kern County Real Hero: Educator, 2008• Kern County Superintendent of Schools District Teacher of the Year, 2005-2006
  3. 3. PowerPoints for Vocabulary Vacation Under the Volcano Chapters 1-4 Mrs. Berg
  4. 4. PowerPoints for Vocabulary• Printing the slides for student use.• Quiz from slides
  5. 5. PowerPoints for Vocabulary• Making flashcards• Business Card holder for finished vocabulary
  6. 6. PowerPoints for Vocabulary• Highlighting words in text – highlighting tape• Highlighting words in an ebook or scanned copy
  7. 7. PowerPoints for Vocabulary• Review of vocabulary with an IWB screen • Cover the words, definitions, or pictures• Mouse Mischief Engaging Diverse Learners with Hands-On Interaction By Jolene Berg CUE Conference 2011 Presentation available @ Or shortened
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  9. 9. EdHelper.comInput vocabulary words and definitions once and you can print amultitude of enrichment activities.Take a look!
  10. 10. EdHelper.comEdhelper Vocabulary Games Enter your name and initial of last name. Ex. Lori C2. Enter Mrs. Bergs email address - joberg@kern.org3. Choose the title of the story we are working on. "RevolutionaryWar on Wednesday Ch 1-3"4. You will see a spelling test. Go to the bottom and click CHECKMY SPELLING AND SHOW ME GAMES.5. Click GO TO GAMES NOW.6. Choose a game to practice the vocabulary.
  11. 11.• Great resources and games for ESL• Video demos
  12. 12.• Make games for your students with YOUR vocabulary!
  13. 13. Collaborize Classroom• Add video to a class discussion for use of vocabulary• Add picture to generate student writing using vocabulary• Teacher can create reports of student participation for record keeping
  14. 14. Collaborize Classroom• My class page examples
  15. 15. Learning• Reading -- Leveled Readers•
  16. 16. Google Forms and Flubaroo• Create a Google form for students to take a quiz, then use Flubaroo to grade it quickly!• Comprehension Test for Chapters 7-10
  17. 17. Quiz Me Pro.comPictures Avatar Phrases ESL Scene-By-Scene• Pictures represent word lists, with audio or without. Avatars speak word and phrase lists. Jimmy speaks word and phrase lists - with TV pictures! Learn a language the "natural" way, scene-by-scene, with links to pre-made review quizzes.• FREE! PERSONALIZED ACCOUNTS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS• For students who use ASL – try ASL
  18. 18. Project Based Learning Ideas• Students create a slideshow or video of words learned• Students create a podcast discussing vocabulary learned• Students act out the words learned• Students design their own PowerPoint or Prezi with vocabulary and concepts learned
  19. 19. Do The Math•• Do The Math provides students 4th - 12th grade with assistance on homework and standards based math instruction every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-5 p.m.• Students desiring a little extra help with their math homework can have problems solved over the phone by calling certificated math teachers on the Do the Math help lines, (661) 636-4357 and toll free (866) 636-6284, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.• Now available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing via videophone 661-369-8958
  20. 20. iPad Apps for Language Arts• Presentation At 4:00 today – here• Check for my presentation on my website.
  21. 21. For more information…• PowerPoint online at•• Contact me•