Steps 4 & 5
Based on 7 Steps to Building a Language Rich Classroom
I will demonstrate how to use visuals and vocabulary strategies to build academic vocabulary in my classroom.
- One Total Response Signal I will try in my classroom is...
- One vocabulary strategy I will try in my classroom is...
Under your tab for Step 4, jot down at least 3 different total response signals you can use in your classroom.
One Total Response Signal I will try in my classroom is...
- Sitting in groups, take all of the cards out of the plastic bag and sort the cards into two stacks: words and pictures.
- Place the picture cards face down.
- Spread the vocabulary words out in a neat row across your table.
- We will say each word aloud together.
- The student with the longest first name will select a picture card and respond using this sentence stem: "In this picture I see..."
- The student will then match the picture card to one of the vocabulary words and use the following sentence stem: "I think this picture might match the word... because..."
- After making a match, the student to the right will pick the next picture card.
- Proceed with the same steps until all matches are complete.
Turn to your partner and respond using this sentence stem:
"I use my __________ to __________"
How can the use of vocabulary strategies help students build academic language?
- Write your answer on a post-it note using the following sentence stem:
One vocabulary strategy I can use to help students build academic language is...
- When you are ready to share please stand up.
- The person with the birthday closest to today will share first.
What does that look like in my classroom?
S- Thinker's Chin
S- Talk to a Partner
S- One thing I will try in my classroom is...
A- The person with the longest first name