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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.
  • 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
  • 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
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