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Words, words, words

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Tools and sites to help students develop their vocabulary.

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Words, words, words

  1. 1. Words, Words, Words
  2. 2. “Writers fish for the right words like fishermen fish for, um, whatever those aquatic creatures with fins and gills are called.” Jarrod Kintz
  3. 3. Vocabulary is the glue that holds stories, ideas and content together… making comprehension accessible.
  4. 4. Visualising Words • Wordle • Tagexdo • Word Sift • Vocab Grabber
  5. 5. Online Dictionaries • Lexipedia • Visuwords • Shahi
  6. 6. Graphic Organisers • Alphaboxes • Word Detective • Word Cluster • Knowledge Rating • Frayer Model Detective’s Name: Sentence where I found the word: WORD: Context Clue: Context Clue: Part of Speech: My Own Sentence: My Own Definition: A picture that will remind me of what this word means to me:
  7. 7. Just Cool… • http://taggalaxy.de/ • Lingro
  8. 8. Growing and Showing • Words Tiers 2 and 3 • Podcasts • Powerpoints • Picture and caption • Vocabulary Paint Chips
  9. 9. Vocabulary Games and Activities • http://www.vocabulary.co.il/ • Academic Vocabulary Games • Vocabulary Field Trips • Word Collection Jars • Word of the Day • Word Pictures
  10. 10. Spin It!
  11. 11. 20 times In context!
  12. 12. “As vocabulary is reduced , so are the number of feelings you can express, the number of events you can describe, the number of the things you can identify! Not only understanding is limited, but also experience. Man grows by language. Whenever he limits language he retrogresses!” Sheri S Tepper
  13. 13. We think with words, therefore to improve thinking, teach vocabulary. -- A. Draper and G. Moeller

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