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Top Ten Ways to Teach Vocabulary

Top Ten Ways to Teach Vocabulary
Building vocabulary is foundational at any reading level. Doesn't matter who, where, or what grade you teach - building vocabulary across the curriculum is a top priority. Drilling lists of spelling and isolated content words can get monotonous. First up, some classroom systems or routines to help implement vocabulary study regardless of level: Word Walls Word Walls receive a prominent place in a classroom environment. Content Rich Words Kids love to learn something new, and sophisticated vocabulary gives them that opportunity. Context The content-rich words you identified can be used in context of your curriculum and your spelling program. Repeated Reading Have you ever found that, when seeing a movie or reading a book for the second or third time, you've gotten a lot more out of it from subsequent viewings? Word Book/Personal Dictionary In my classroom, each student possesses a composition notebook for this purpose only. Graphic Organizers Prediction Sketching Compare Games Additional Reading Related:  Reading & Writing IdeasRecovery

This is a compilation of sites that might assist Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word Games Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class July12, 2014 Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content. Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) has undergone several great updates that make it an ideal tool to use with students in class. Before we see some of the ways to use this platform with students, let us have a look at some of its features . Padlet features : Padlet is very easy to use and has a user friendly interfacePadlet is web based and does not require any software installationIt allows you to easily add notes, text, images, videos, and drawings to your wallYou can also add word documents from computer to your Padlet wallPadlet provides a wide variety of layouts to choose fromPadlet works across multiple devices including mobile phonesAny Padlet wall you create can be embedded into your blog or website.It enhances collaborative work. Some suggested ways to use Padlet in class: Here is how to create a Padlet 1- Click on the plus sign and select create new Padlet

TESOL International Association 10 Do's and Don'ts for Effective Vocabulary Instruction l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog We know that there is a strong relationship between vocabulary and reading comprehension. Systematic vocabulary instruction must be an integral component of a K-12 comprehensive instructional framework While there is no one correct way to teach vocabulary, common characteristics of effective vocabulary instruction have been documented in many professional journals and books. And yet, recent NAEP results for vocabulary reveal no significant change in vocabulary scores for 4th- and 8th-grade students from 2009 to 2011. In short, we still have a long way to go to improve vocabulary instruction and student word learning. Effective vocabulary instruction across grade levels and content areas is key. {12 Days of Literacy} Tool 11: Infographic: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Effective Vocabulary Instruction You can copy this infographic or download a PDF by clicking on the tag below the infographic. I have a new K-12 #blendedvocabulary book coming out coauthored with Dr. Like this post? Kimberly

Reader's Theater Editions (Readers Theatre, Free Scripts, Short Children's Plays) Reader’s Theater Editions are free scripts for reader’s theater (or readers theatre) adapted from stories written by Aaron Shepard and others—mostly humor, fantasy, and world tales from a variety of cultures. A full range of reading levels is included, with scripts aimed mostly at ages 8–15. The scripts may be freely copied, shared, and performed for any noncommercial purpose, except they may not be posted online without permission. As noted in the listing, some scripts come also in a “Team Version,” scripted for four readers with at least two females. Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word Games Spelling Bee Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee Your Score: - - - Round 1: 5 words left Word #1: Guess the Spelling: Your Guesses: Nope! Correct! Definitions: Nouns: something regarded as a _______ative example Adjectives: conforming with or constituting a _______ or standard or level or type or social _______; not ab_______in accordance with scientific lawsbeing approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and developmentforming a right angle

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This article offers useful tips for teachers who are teaching vocabulary. It also has links to other helpful sites. by britto Jul 23

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