Vocabulary Instruction

A Learning Focused Model

The Quest:


  • Focus on ELL/ESL
  • Increase Academic Vocabulary
  • Incorporate Student-Centered activities
  • Integrate Technology
  • Implement Strategies from Dr. Marcia Tate's training

Learning-Focused Vocabulary

  1. Connect to Prior Knowledge
  2. Share Metacognitive Strategies
  3. Active Engagement
  4. Create a Word Rich Environment
  5. Apply Strategies Across the Curriculum
  6. Teach Strategies for Independence
  7. Mnemonics


Source:

Jones, Dana. "Vocabulary Activities." Cheatham Hill Elementary School. Cobb County School District, Mar. 2007. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.

How are words learned?

Add your ideas to share at the end:

Connect to Prior Knowledge

Vocabulary Anchors



View ThingLink with explanations here.

Active Engagement - Physical Response to New Language

Find & Photograph

Act Out & Model


Create a Word Rich Environment

Word Walls

Labels


Mnemonics

Acrostics

Acronyms


Teach Strategies for Independence

Vocabulary Cards - Quizlet

VocabularySpellingCity - www.spellingcity.com/ (also available for mobile devices)

Personal Dictionary

Apply Strategies Across the Curriculum

Word Map

Frayer Model - Comic Book! app