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Supporting Students with Special Needs EDSC 310 Presentation

  1. 1. Supporting Students with Special Needs Inclusion Strategies for Secondary Classrooms Chapter 5 Teaching the Concepts and Vocabulary of Our Disciplines Presentation by Nicole Gockel
  2. 2. Teaching the Concepts and Vocabulary of Our Disciplines “Guidelines for Evaluating Vocabulary Instruction”  Instruction should help students relate new vocabulary to their background knowledge.  Instruction should help students develop elaborated word knowledge.  Instruction should provide for active student involvement in learning new vocabulary.  Instruction should develop students’ strategies for acquiring new vocabulary independently.
  3. 3. Multisensory Strategies to Help ELN Students Learn Concepts and Vocabulary  Taxonomic Tree  Semantic Feature Analysis Matrix  Compare and Contrast Vocabulary Matrix  Typology  Word Analysis Diagram  Semantic Map  Quick Sketching a Definition  Total Physical Response and Vocabulary Drama  Keyword Mnemonic Strategy  Teach Greek and Latin Morphemes  Vocabulary Word Wall  Learning Games  Peer Tutoring  Vocabulary Words Card Ring
  4. 4. Compare and Contrast Vocabulary Matrix FDR’s New Deal Program or Act Year Enacted Significance Civilian Conservation Corps Program 1933 Sent 250,000 young men to work camps to perform reforestation and conservation tasks. Social Security Act Act 1935 Provided pensions, unemployment insurance, and aid to blind, deaf, disabled, and dependent children. Civil Works Administration Program 1933 Provided public works jobs at $15/week. Glass-Steagall Act Act 1934 Created federally insured bank deposits to prevent bank failures.
  5. 5. Quick Sketching a Definition Students take a new word and sketch a picture that represents the word to them. By drawing and explaining their picture and by experiencing and hearing the other students’ explanations and drawings, the word becomes multirepresentational and is stored in multiple places in the students’ brains. Slavery
  6. 6. Total Physical Response and Vocabulary Drama Total Physical Response (TPR) is a kinesthetic strategy designed to help students learn vocabulary through movement. Not only is it effective, it’s fun for students too! Below is an example from a 7th grade class at Walker Middle School in Salem, Oregon.
  7. 7. Vocabulary Word Wall An interactive word wall, though seldom seen in secondary schools, is proven to be an effective method to help students (even at the secondary level) develop their vocabularies. This can be further enhanced by the addition of images. Vocabulary Word Walls can be used in every subject and classroom, for example the social studies classroom below.
  8. 8. Learning Games Learning games like board games and computer games are not only fun, but effective at teaching students vocabulary and concepts. An example is the key term Bingo card to the side. As the teacher calls out key term definitions, students match the definition to the key term.
  9. 9. Peer Tutoring Peer tutoring can be a successful method in vocabulary development, but only in a structured environment. In order for this technique to be effective, students cannot simply “work together” but must follow a routine with explicit scripts.
  10. 10. Vocabulary Word Card Ring As students encounter new vocabulary words they can create a new word card and add it to their Vocabulary Word Card Ring. A particularly effective method is writing the word on the front and the definition and a Keyword Mnemonic on the back. This technique helps students to become fluent and proficient in knowledge and comprehension.