The Vocabulary-Rich Classroom:
Promote Word Consciousness and Vocabulary Growth
Presented by Kylee Burns
September 10, 2015
-print vocabulary (reading and writing)
-receptive (listen and read)
-productive (used during speech or writing)
-encountering text and decoding words
-comprehension and frequently used by "mature language users" (ex: courage)
-low frequency words (words that show up in text that have never been seen)
-relationship between words
-meaning of words
-example: weather-sunny - warm or cool? what do we wear?
-discussing basic terms and developing a meaning
-introducing new words by using prior knowledge
-example: weather man - meteorologist
-modeling and meaningful practice
-describe other students
-Hi Annie! You are always nice!
-creating a more original way of describing students
-Annie was affable.
-associating word with their classmate
-meaning of the word
Help the students use their prior knowledge to understand a new word.
Create multiple encounters with new words.
Checking for Vocabulary Level
Comprehension and Frequently used by "Mature Language Users"
Low Frequency Words
Tools for Children
How will you pick the vocabulary in which you will cover in the classroom?
How can you build connections between words when creating a bigger vocabulary?