Make direct vocabulary instruction fun and successful with this simple, straightforward, and easy-to-use book. Hundreds of critical vocabulary terms handpicked by Dr. Marzano cover four content areas and all grade levels. Each game identifies the appropriate grade level and subject area, as well as whether or not the students should already be familiar with the vocabulary.
Author: Lindsay Carleton
Release Date: 2010
Genre: English language
Get your students excited about vocabulary learning with these thirteen fun games designed for students at all levels. Puzzle stories, category creators, word harvests and much more make learning easy and fun.
Author: Jane Feber
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Move beyond boring word drills and vocabulary quizzes with Active Word Play! The 31 engaging games and activities in Active Word Play encourage students in grades four and up to make new vocabulary words their own. As students actively work with words, the connections they make help them understand and retain the words they are learning. Jane Feber's active-engagement approach infuses Active Word Play with the same enthusiasm your students will experience when they play these games and create make-and-takes that promote long-term retention of new vocabulary words. Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and templates-as well as lists of common roots, prefixes, and suffixes-make this a ready-to-go resource you'll use over and over. You just choose the words from literature or content-area and basal texts that fit your instructional needs. Students will have as much fun learning the new words as you will teaching them!
Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
Release Date: 2011-02-07
The Common Core State Standards present unique demands on students’ ability to learn vocabulary and teachers’ ability to teach it. The authors address these challenges in this resource. Work toward the creation of a successful vocabulary program, guided by both academic and content-area terms taken directly from the mathematics and English language arts standards.
Author: Brenda J. Overturf
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Release Date: 2013
Word Nerds takes you inside classrooms at a high-poverty urban school and shows how two teachers implement creative, flexible vocabulary instruction that improves their students' word knowledge and confidence, enhances classroom community, and increases achievement. Leslie Montgomery and Margot Holmes Smith weave vocabulary into each school day using multisensory instruction that includes music, art, literature, movement, games, drama, writing, test-taking skills, and technology. Along the way, they turn every student into a lover of language. With support from literacy specialist Brenda Overturf, Leslie and Margot have developed a five-part plan--introducing new words in context, adding related synonyms and antonyms, engaging students in several days of active learning, celebrating new words, and assessing vocabulary development--that teaches all students to learn and love vocabulary. This easy-to-read reference explains how to plan, teach, and assess based on the latest research in vocabulary instruction and learning. Forget copying definitions from the dictionary and completing boring worksheets! Word mastery comes from intimate knowledge of language. From prediction to practice to performance, students from all backgrounds can discover how to make words their own. After incorporating Leslie's and Margot's vocabulary plan into your daily instruction, you and your students can become word nerds, too!
Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2.0, University of Erfurt, 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In dieser 26-seitigen Hausarbeit geht es um das Unterrichten von Vokabeln (= Wortschatzarbeit) im Fremdsprachenunterricht der Grundschule. Die Hausarbeit ist in englischer Sprache verfasst. Das Inhaltsverzeichnis gibt Einblick in die detaillierte Aufarbeitung des Themas: I. INTRODUCTION II. MAIN PART 1. The Importance of Teaching Vocabulary 1.1. Vocabulary Development in the Primary Grades 1.2. Educator's View on Teaching Vocabulary 1.3. Memory and Storage Systems 1.4. Why Vocabulary is Important 1.5. Levels of Word Knowledge 2. Teaching Vocabulary 2.1. Which Words Should be Taught 2.1.1. Basic Functional Vocabulary 2.2. Ways of Teaching Vocabulary 2.2.1. Strategies 2.2.2. Teaching Concepts 2.2.3. Teaching Methods 2.2.4. Specific Approaches to Teaching Oral Language 188.8.131.52. Nursery Rhymes 184.108.40.206. Situational Games 220.127.116.11. Picture Talks 18.104.22.168. Stories 22.214.171.124. Playlets 126.96.36.199. Dialogue 2.2.5. Different Learning Styles 2.3. Pronunciation 2.4. Definitions Help to Built Up Vocabulary 2.5. The Importance of Practice 2.6. Assessment III. CONCLUSION IV. REFERENCES V. APPENDIX: Practical Activities for Vocabulary Learning
A teacher presents strategies for helping students in grades 4-12 retain vocabulary knowledge, discussing such topics as concept knowledge, word and structural analysis, context as a text support, lasting and meaningful word learning, and using reading as the key vocabulary teaching tool.
Author: Steven A. Stahl
Publisher: National Education Assn
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
A good vocabulary is one of the major building blocks for success in reading, and every content area has vocabulary to master. This book offers K-12 classroom teachers proven techniques for effective vocabulary instruction. The learning strategies described in the book will help students develop thinking skills that involve analysis, comparison and contrast, organization of information, and application of information. Chapter 1 suggests ways to enhance vocabulary through reading. Chapter 2 describes strategies that students can eventually use on their own as they take charge of their own vocabulary development. Chapter 3 discusses strategies to help students understand how words function in communication and figurative language. (Contains 20 references and lists 16 recommended resources.). (RS)
Benefits Understand the importance of students' vocabulary development and ways educators at the classroom, school, and district levels can positively impact vocabulary building. Learn how to develop effective literacy leadership teams to foster a culture of vocabulary acquisition before implementing instructional strategies. Explore digital tools and how to use them to support word learning in interactive ways. Discover instructional strategies for teaching vocabulary to elementary students, secondary students, special education students, and English learners. Explore vocabulary word classification systems and methods for selecting vocabulary words to include in direct instruction. Access activities, recommended books, and other resources that support the three tiers of vocabulary instruction. In Blended Vocabulary for K-12 Classrooms: Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools and Direct Instruction, authors Kimberly A. Tyson and Angela B. Peery note the gap in vocabulary knowledge and instruction that pervades K-12 classrooms and illustrate why it is vital for elementary and secondary students to gain effective vocabulary instruction to achieve at high levels. Created for teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, and literacy teams, this resource outlines a research-based model that will help you ensure English learners, general education students, and special education students master tiered vocabulary. With greater understanding of how to teach vocabulary effectively and incorporate digital tools, you can develop a blended approach to word learning that makes a significant impact on achievement. Contents Chapter 1: A Culture of Word Learning Chapter 2: A New Model for Effective Vocabulary Instruction Chapter 3: Methods for Classifying and Selecting Vocabulary Words Chapter 4: Effective Instruction and Assessment Chapter 5: Vocabulary Strategies for Elementary Students Chapter 6: Vocabulary Strategies for Secondary Students Chapter 7: Vocabulary Strategies for Special Populations Appendix A: Digital Tools That Support Vocabulary and Word Learning Appendix B: Save the Last Word for Me Directions Appendix C: Template for Vocabulary in a Unit of Study Appendix D: Suggested Books Containing Tier Two Vocabulary Words for Primary and Intermediate Grades Appendix E: Annotated Bibliography of Vocabulary Books to Integrate Into Word Learning