Session III

Step 5-Word Walls


1. Sign in and sit at the table that has your birthday month.

2. Please discuss at your table how you are implementing the first four Steps:

-Step 1: Teach Students what to say when they don't know what to say.

-Step 2: Have Students Speak in Complete Sentences.

-Step 3: Randomize and Rotate When Calling on Students.

-Step 4: Use Total Response Signals.

3. Choose a spokesperson to represent your group.

Today we will ANALYZE Step 5 by taking part in and examining the intention of this step.

Step 5: Use Visuals and Vocabulary Strategies that support your objectives

True(A) or False (B)


1. Pre-teaching terms enhances student reading comprehension.

2. —Using vocabulary strategies and sentence stems improves achievement only for SWD.

3. —Visual and vocabulary support makes a relative impact on all students especially struggling learners.

Step 5: Use Visuals and Vocabulary Strategies to Support Objectives

What is it?

The Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator) is a tamarin allegedly named for its similarity with the German emperor Wilhelm II. The name was first intended as a joke, but has become the official scientific name.
This tamarin lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas.
The Emperor Tamarin is predominantly grey colored, with yellowish speckles on its chest. The feet are black-brown. The animal reaches a length of 24 to 26 cm. It weighs approximately 300 to 400 g.
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-Take a look at the picture.

-You will have 60 seconds.

-Write as many words as you can think of, that are related to word walls.

-One member will share out.

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Why do we need them?

There is a strong relationship between vocabulary, comprehension, and student achievement.

Effective vocabulary instruction across content areas is key increasing student learning and achievement.

8 Keys to a Successful Word Wall

1.Make it interactive.

2.Be selective.

3.Review words regularly.

4.Avoid commercially prepared word walls.

5.Take advantage of teaching moments.

6.Remove the words!

7.Consider the content of your classroom.

8.Model the use of the word wall during writing.

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