Academic Vocabulary

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A brief introduction to Marzano's ideas of "Building Academic Vocabulary including activities.

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Academic Vocabulary

  1. 1. Building Academic Vocabulary HPISD Breakout Sessions October 17, 2013
  2. 2. What is the need for developing a K-12 academic vocabulary plan?
  3. 3. What is the need for developing a K-12 academic vocabulary plan? • Research indicates a 23% increase on assessments with direct vocabulary instruction. Stahl and Fairbanks (1986) and Marzano (2004).
  4. 4. What is the need for developing a K-12 academic vocabulary plan? • Research indicates a 23% increase with direct vocabulary instruction. • Powerful tool in vertical alignment.
  5. 5. What is the need for developing a K-12 academic vocabulary plan? • Research indicates a 23% increase with direct vocabulary instruction. • Powerful tool in vertical alignment. • Fills the gap of knowledge base of academically disadvantaged students.
  6. 6. Choosing academic vocabulary • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) • College and Career Readiness Standards
  7. 7. 1. Provide an explanation, description or example of the new term • Framing the Lesson (mini-lesson) • Questioning techniques • Marzano suggests imaging is important – Similar to Marcia Tate’s 20 Suggestions The new term is chef. Compare to cook?
  8. 8. 2. Have students restate the explanation, description or example in their own words • • • • FSGPT (Fundamental 5) Questioning techniques Reciprocal teaching (Marcia Tate) Critical Writing (Fundamental 5, Marcia Tate)
  9. 9. 3. Students will construct a picture, symbol or graphic representing the term or phrase.
  10. 10. 4. Engage the students in activities that help them add to their knowledge of the terms. • FSGPT (Fundamental 5) • Games (Marcia Tate) • Labs (Science classes, CTE classes)
  11. 11. 5. Periodically ask students to discuss terms with each other. •FSGPT (Fundamental 5) •Reciprocal teaching (Marcia Tate)
  12. 12. 6. Periodically use games that allow students to play with the terms. • FSGPT (Fundamental 5) • Games {DUH} (Marcia Tate)
  13. 13. Monitoring accuracy of students • Move around the room (Power Zone) • Check work to determine the level of understanding and clarity (Recognize and Reward or writing critically) • During reviews and games, listen for misconceptions and areas of confusion (FSGPT or Recognize and Reward) • Journals or notes of critical writing on concept
  14. 14. 8 Ideas for teaching Vocabulary -Free Association -Talk a Mile a Minute -Vocabulary Charades -Matrix - Comparing Terms - Draw Me - Name that Category - What is the Question 1) Explain the idea 2) How can you use it: - Secondary - Elementary

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