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Developing high level vocabulary

Developing High-Level Vocabulary

Through Fine Art Images, Photos, and Illustrations

By Barbara Place


For more information
For More Information

  • Please contact Barbara Place at [email protected] if you would like any further information. This website can not hold my complete PowerPoint with all of the fine art images and images of real-world photos, but I’d be happy to send the PowerPoint to any people who are interested in my complete presentation.


Topics
Topics

  • Key Research Findings

  • High-level Vocabulary

  • Why Images Are So Powerful

  • Practical Tips and Strategies

  • Research Findings on Method


Key research findings
Key Research Findings

  • Vocabulary is the single biggest predictor of comprehension.

  • Oral language experiences are the most powerful way to develop vocabulary.


Vocabulary differences by age 3
Vocabulary Differences by age 3

  • Higher SES: 30 million words/1,100 words

  • Working class homes: 20 million words/700 words

  • Lower SES: 10 million words/500 words


Key cognitive research findings
Key Cognitive Research Findings

  • Rare, sophisticated words

  • Decontextualized Talk


High level vocabulary
High-Level Vocabulary

  • Beyond High-Frequency Words

  • Academic Vocabulary

  • Tier 2 Vocabulary

  • Robust or Sophisticated Vocabulary

  • Rare Words


Types of vocabulary words
Types of Vocabulary Words

  • Tier 1

  • Tier 2

  • Tier 3


Why images are so powerful
Why images are so powerful?

  • Low threshold for student entry

  • Neurological support for remembering vocabulary

  • Allows primary grade students to expand vocabulary

  • Provides practice with using “evidence” to support opinions


The power of images
The Power of Images

  • Our brains associate information with our five senses

  • Our brains are designed to catch visual information quickly


Practical tips and strategies
Practical Tips and Strategies

  • Routine

  • Selecting Vocabulary

  • Connecting Vocabulary to Images

  • Involving All Students

  • Reviewing Previously Learned Vocabulary


Routine
Routine

  • Open-ended Discussion

  • Introduction of vocabulary in context sentences

  • Repetition of new vocabulary

  • Repetition of previously learned vocabulary

  • Quick review of target vocabulary


Selecting vocabulary
Selecting Vocabulary

  • Generative Words (prefixes, suffixes, and root words)

  • Instructional Potential (interact, elaborate, colossal, congested, inhabitant, masterpiece)

  • Conceptual Understanding (impenetrable, innovate, nostaligia)


Connecting vocabulary to images
Connecting Vocabulary to Images

  • Memorable Words

  • Images that expand students’ prior knowledge

  • FOCUS ON MEANING


Involving all students
Involving All Students

  • Introduce words in a context sentence

  • Have all students repeat the word or sentence

  • Thumbs up or thumbs down questions

  • Yes or no questions

  • Either-or questions

  • Provide open-ended questions about the images


Reviewing vocabulary
Reviewing Vocabulary

  • Keep a list of vocabulary

  • Include natural opportunities for students to use the word.

  • Provide sentence frames


Additional gains
Additional Gains

  • Student Engagement

  • Student Confidence


Research findings
Research Findings

  • Retention of target vocabulary

  • Improved comprehension

  • Improved ability to use context clues

  • Improved overall vocabulary


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