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A strategic approach to direct vocabulary instruction

A strategic approach to direct vocabulary instruction

Vocabulary’s Code


By the end of this session you will have

By the end of this session, you will have…

  • A research-based reason for incorporating vocabulary into instruction

  • Strategies to improve vocabulary instruction

  • Training materials that you can use with your teachers as necessary


You may already have this book

You may already have this book!

  • Provides concrete strategies for implementing the Common Core.

  • An electronic version can be found on the wiki.

  • One chapter describes a vocabulary protocol called CODE.


Vocabulary s code

CODE

  • Connect

  • Organize

  • Deep-Process

  • Exercise


The compelling why

The Compelling Why

Words are not just words…

Common Core State Standards, Appendix A, p.32


3 reasons for using code

3 Reasons for Using CODE

  • Vocabulary is foundational for improved literacy

  • Academic vocabulary is at the core of the core

    • Tier 2 Words - commonly used in writing

    • Tier 3 Words - specific to discipline

  • Vocabulary Fuels Learning


Step one connect

Step One - Connect

Vocabulary Knowledge Rating

Complete the “Pre-Assessment” posted in your agenda

Use the following scale to rate your reaction to each word:

Never Heard Of It

Heard Of It

Know It

Know It and Can Explain It

You have 2 minutes to complete all 18 words

(about 6 seconds per word)


Vocabulary s code

http://tinyurl.com/

codepreassessment


Step two organize

Step Two - Organize

Vocabulary Mapping

Group the words http://padlet.com/khellier/dt4yau1vss


Building background knowledge

Building Background Knowledge

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teaching-slavery

To 5 minutes


Step three deep process

Step Three - Deep-Process

Three Way Tie

Alike but Different

Visualizing Vocabulary


Head in the clouds

Head in the Clouds

VoiceThread

http://tinyurl.com/irtvoicethread

  • username=wcpss+employee id (no leading zeros)

  • Password= employee id (no leading zeros)


Vocabulary paint chips

Vocabulary Paint Chips

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/build-student-vocabulary


Step four exercise

Step Four - Exercise

  • Games- Bingo, Jeopardy

  • Use It or Lose It- Students use vocab words in writing assignments

  • Peer Practice- One student is the coach and one is the player


Quizlet

Quizlet

Did you know they had games???

http://tinyurl.com/aprilquizlet

Click on “Space Race” or “Scatter”


Let s review

Let’s review!

  • Connect- provide activities that allow students to make connections with the words (word wall, decoding, pre-assessments, KWLs)

  • Organize-provide opportunities for the students to understand how the words connect with one another and the bigger picture (concept maps, word sorts)

  • Deep Process-have students use thinking strategies and various forms of representation to develop a deep understanding of the words (storytelling, metaphors and similes, Voice Thread)

  • Exercise- allow for opportunities to practice using the words (games, Quizlet)


Post assessment

Post Assessment

http://tinyurl.com/

codepostassessment


Eog prep resources

EOG Prep Resources

http://wakek5science.pbworks.com

Click on “5th Grade”

Click on “EOG Prep Page”


Elementary science wiki

Elementary Science Wiki

  • www.wakek5science.pbworks.com

Test Specifications


Test specifications

Test Specifications


Elementary science wiki1

Elementary Science Wiki

  • www.wakek5science.pbworks.com

Test Specifications

“1 pager” for parents (available in English and Spanish)


Parent information

Parent Information

This document can be printed or distributed electronically to parents.


Elementary science wiki2

Elementary Science Wiki

  • www.wakek5science.pbworks.com

Test Specifications

“1 pager” for parents

Released items in power point format

Released items in paper/pencil format


Released items

Released Items

Power Point Version

Paper/Pencil Version


Elementary science wiki3

Elementary Science Wiki

  • www.wakek5science.pbworks.com

Test Specifications

“1 pager” for parents

Released items

Vocabulary review games


Alignment lessons

Alignment Lessons

  • Ecosystems- terrestrial vs. aquatic ecosystems, photosynthesis, single-celled producer (algae)

  • Weather- heat transfer (conduction, convection, radiation)

  • Human Body Systems- genetics, muscular system, nervous system, blood cells, digestive system


Item analysis

Item Analysis

5.E.1.3 Explain how global patterns such as the jet stream and water currents influence local weather in measurable terms such as temperature, wind direction and speed, and precipitation.

5.P.3.1 Explain the effects of the transfer of heat (either by direct contact or at a distance) that occurs between objects at different temperatures (conduction, convection, or radiation).


Item analysis1

Item Analysis

Lesson 4 – American Weather: proximity to water; water and soil heat and cool at different rates

Lesson 6 – What Drives the Weather? Sun’s energy heats air, water, and land; convection chamber demo


Item analysis2

Item Analysis


Item analysis3

Item Analysis

CMAPP Days 65-66: Heat Transfer Alignment Lesson: review convection, conduction, and radiation


Now what

Now What?

Take a few minutes to jot down your ideas for presenting this back at your building

  • Who needs to hear this?

  • When will they be able to hear it?

  • How will I know they heard it?


Questions

Questions?

Kristen [email protected] Administrator Elem. Sci.Walter Harris- [email protected] Teacher Elem. Sci.


R eflection

Reflection

  • Please go to http://tinyurl.com/wcpssapril24


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