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Vocabulary instruction

  1. 1. Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  2. 2. • Think about your own vocabulary.• How did it develop through the years?• Consider two sources that you believe helped you to increase your knowledge of words and their meanings. Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  3. 3. Categories of VocabularyGeneralSpecializedTechnical Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  4. 4. Categories of VocabularyGeneral– high utility words found across content areas Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  5. 5. Categories of VocabularySpecialized– words that are specific to the content area butcan have general or other meaning as wellPitch (music)Table (mathematics) Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  6. 6. Categories of VocabularyTechnical– words that are related to a specific content areaor disciplinePhotosynthesis (science) Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  7. 7. Two Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary in Your Content Area1. Frayer model (with video example)2. Concept Definition model Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  8. 8. Frayer ModelThis model prompts students to think about and describe the meaning of a word or concept by ... • Defining the term • Describing its essential characteristics • Providing examples of the idea • Offering non-examples of the idea Video example Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  9. 9. Frayer Model Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  10. 10. Frayer Model Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  11. 11. Frayer ModelExample one Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  12. 12. Frayer ModelExample two Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  13. 13. Frayer ModelExample three Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  14. 14. Concept Definition MapA Concept Definition Map prompts students to take a key term, concept, or reading selection and . . . • Uncover its component ideas • Show their structure and interrelatedness • Chart these findings on a graphical organizer Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
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  18. 18. For March 1Create vocabulary activities using the textbookyou will use in your practicum lessons (or useyour representative textbook):1. Frayer Model2. Concept Definition ModelSee Assignments -> March 1 Vocabulary Development in the Content Area
  19. 19. SourcesJust Read Nowhttp://www.justreadnow.com/strategies/vocabulary.htmContent Area Reading: Teaching and Learning in an Age of Multiple Literacieshttp://www.coursesmart.com/9780138140809 Vocabulary Development in the Content Area

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