Wordmaps<br />Explicit Vocabulary Instruction Strategy<br />
Why word maps?<br />Enhancing students' vocabulary is important to developing their reading comprehension.<br />
Graphic Organizers<br />
What is a vocabulary Word map?<br />A visual organizer. <br />Helps students engage with new terms/concepts in several way...
How Does It Work?<br />The new term goes in the middle of the map. <br />Students fill in the rest of the map with: <br />...
Why use word maps?<br />Useful for helping students develop their understanding of a word.<br />Help students think about ...
Why use word maps?<br />They help student build upon prior knowledge and visually represent new information.<br />Vocabula...
When Are Word Maps useD?<br />Before reading <br />During reading <br />After reading<br />
How Can word maps be used?<br />Individually <br />With small groups <br />Whole class setting<br />
How to use word maps<br />Introduce the vocabulary word and the map.<br />Teach them how to use the map by putting the tar...
How to use word maps<br />Encourage students to use synonyms, antonyms, and a picture to help illustrate the new target wo...
SOLUTION<br />
A homogeneous mixture.<br />Suspension<br />SOLUTION<br />Kool-aid crystals that completely dissolve in water form a solut...
Your turn!!<br />Post to the forum…<br />Try it in a class or two…<br />Write a reflection!<br />
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  1. 1. Wordmaps<br />Explicit Vocabulary Instruction Strategy<br />
  2. 2. Why word maps?<br />Enhancing students' vocabulary is important to developing their reading comprehension.<br />
  3. 3. Graphic Organizers<br />
  4. 4. What is a vocabulary Word map?<br />A visual organizer. <br />Helps students engage with new terms/concepts in several ways. <br />
  5. 5. How Does It Work?<br />The new term goes in the middle of the map. <br />Students fill in the rest of the map with: <br /> definition, <br />synonyms, <br />antonyms, <br />picture to help illustrate the new concept. <br />
  6. 6. Why use word maps?<br />Useful for helping students develop their understanding of a word.<br />Help students think about new terms or concepts in several ways by asking the following questions: <br />"What is it?”<br />"What is it like?”<br />"What are some examples?" <br />
  7. 7. Why use word maps?<br />They help student build upon prior knowledge and visually represent new information.<br />Vocabulary words are often remembered because of meaningful associationsrather than repetition.<br />
  8. 8. When Are Word Maps useD?<br />Before reading <br />During reading <br />After reading<br />
  9. 9. How Can word maps be used?<br />Individually <br />With small groups <br />Whole class setting<br />
  10. 10. How to use word maps<br />Introduce the vocabulary word and the map.<br />Teach them how to use the map by putting the target word in the central box.<br />Ask students to suggest words or phrases to put in the other boxes which answer the following questions: "What is it?" "What is it like?" and "What are some examples?"<br />
  11. 11. How to use word maps<br />Encourage students to use synonyms, antonyms, and a picture to help illustrate the new target word or concept.<br />Model how to write a definition using the information on the word map.<br />
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  13. 13. SOLUTION<br />
  14. 14. A homogeneous mixture.<br />Suspension<br />SOLUTION<br />Kool-aid crystals that completely dissolve in water form a solution; Italian salad dressing is not a solution.<br />
  15. 15. Your turn!!<br />Post to the forum…<br />Try it in a class or two…<br />Write a reflection!<br />

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