Rocks and Minerals Unit- Content Vocabulary
ED 914: Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
Competency 3: History and Nature of English Vocabulary and of English Dialects; development of vocabulary knowledge
With knowledge of words within the unit, students are able to connect other words that would fit within the category of rocks or the study of rocks. They are able to decipher words such as geocentric and understand the geo has to do with rocks and centric has to do with center, therefore they can conclude that a geocentric theory has to do with the topic being centered around rocks or something containing rock. No matter what the grade level or the child's abilities, vocabulary acquisition is important.
Students who participated within this unit completed a number of vocabulary work sheets in a number of ways. They created flashcards, either handwritten ones or on a website that creates flashcards such as quizlet.com, they created diagrams, illustrated charts, played games, and read selected passages for vocabulary knowledge.