Interactive Vocabulary Strategies

... to Move Academic Language to Everyday Language

Thank you for joining the vocabulary presentation!

Here are some additional resources for you to use in your classroom or with teachers in your school! Hope you enjoy!

Marzano's Six-Step Process

Step 1 Resources:

Personal Dictionary

Vocabulary Notebook Template


Step 2 Resources:

Vocabulary Tracker

Vocabulary Tracker


Step 3 Resources:

Frayer Models


Step 4 Resources:

Analogy Activities

Analogy Activities

Analogy Activities

Concept Cube


Step 5 Resources:

ABC Chart template


Step 6 Resources:

(see below for games)

Learning Difficult Vocabulary

Questions to Consider:

1. Why is it important for students to both read standard definitions and come up with definitions in their own words?

2. How does Ms. Niebur connect vocabulary to students' lives?

3. What can you learn from Ms. Niebur about teaching vocabulary?

Vocabulary Paint Chips

Questions to Consider:

1. What scaffolds does Ms. Wessling put into place to get her students using new vocabulary?

2. Which words are best suited for paint chips?

3. How could you use paint chips in your classroom?

Kick Me!

Questions to Consider:

1. Why is setting a time limit essential to this activity?

2. How can this activity be used as both a pre-teaching and review activity?

3 What are the learning benefits of allowing students to be mobile?

Florida Center for Reading Research

Tons of information - including printable vocabulary activities that are wonderful!

Kahoot: game-based digital learning

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Vocabulary Learning Games:

Here are some links that your students may like to use during tech time!

If you have lower-fluency ESL students:

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