Using Visual Literacy To Teach Vocabulary Keith Pruitt, Ed.S.Words of Wisdom Educational Consulting www.woweducationalconsulting.com
If teachers are teaching only 200 words per year, by 4th grade students willalready be 50% behind where they need to be. --Keith Pruitt How Great is the Deficit? Turn and Talk Deficit of 800 words
Beck, McKeown, Kucan• Vocabulary must first be orally introduced.• Vocabulary is not grade specific.• Words must be explained, not defined.• Must be contextualized.• Multiple usages in a meaningful context (8-10).• Create Schema (visual representation)• Students reflect with each other• Three Tiers of Vocabulary
The Work of J R Anderson Discards OR Sensory Working Permanent Memory Memory Memory FilesThis speaks to why creating schema is so very important.Anderson, J.R. (1995). Learning and memory: An integrated approach. New York: JohnWiley & Sons
Teacher Presented Visuals The word we are going to talk about is invisible.So what would that mean? If something is invisible, you can’t see it.
It is so important for children S to have words. U As a teacher, the mostimportant teaching I can do is C to give students words. C EAnd when I have done that I will experience one of the Smost delightful words in the S dictionary…
Thank You Keith Pruitt, Ed.S. Words of Wisdom Educational Consultingwww.woweducationalconsulting.com