Vocabulary instruction not all words are created equal

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Vocabulary instruction not all words are created equal

  1. 1. Vocabulary Instruction-Not all Words are Created Equal! January Coffee House By Billie RengoImage credit: pic2fly.com Literacy Coach
  2. 2. Purpose-To Help StudentsSucceed  Not all students are ELL, but all students are academic language learners. (Zahner, 2012)  Struggling readers  Students with limited vocabularies  May be related to learning needs or lack of instruction (Hutton)
  3. 3. Common Core Standards Sort words according to concepts Use affixes as a clue to a word’s meaning Use context clues in age appropriate texts Develop an understanding of multiple meaning words Image credit: mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com
  4. 4. What words? There are 3 “tiers” of vocabulary words  Tier 1-do not require direct instruction and are “basic vocabulary” (ex. Sun)  Tier 2-sight words and multiple meaning words  Require direct teaching  Tier 3-low- frequency/content Image credit: robsanderswrites.blogspot.com specific words (Hutton)
  5. 5. Supporting Vocabulary DuringGuided Reading Image credit: nngsa.camp9.org
  6. 6. Strategies Create Word Walls What research based strategies can you use with your students? Image credit: johnfletcher.wrekin.sch.uk
  7. 7. Frayer ModelDeepens student understandingNot simply a definitionExamples and non-examples are listed (Worksheet Works)
  8. 8. Imagecredit:maine.gov
  9. 9. Image credit: http://speechroomnews.blogspot.com/2012/11/evidence-based-vocabulary-instruction.html
  10. 10. What does peppy mean? Usecontext clues Share a portion of the story “Gingerbread Friends “ by Jan Brett
  11. 11. LINCS Strategy Step 1: List the parts Step 2: Identify a Reminding Word Step 3: Note a LINCing Story Step 4: Create a LINCing Picture Step 5: Self-test (Zahner, 2012)
  12. 12. Image credit: http://speechroomnews.blogspot.com/2012/11/evidence-based-vocabulary-instruction.html
  13. 13. References Hutton, T. Three tiers of vocabulary education.Super Duper Handy Handouts, No. 182 Brett, J. (2009). Gingerbread baby. New York: Scholastic. Worksheet Works. (n.d.). Worksheet works. Retrieved from http://www.worksheetworks.com/miscellanea/graphic- organizers/frayer.html Zahner, M. (2012, October 8th). Vocabulary instruction-- make it explicit!. Retrieved from http://literacyinstructionalcoach.blogspot.com/2012/10 /vocabulary-instruction-make-it-explicit.html

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