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Visualizing Vocabulary: Moving Beyond Lists and Definitions. Victoria A. Oglan Ph.D. oglanmon@mailbox.sc.edu Deidre M. Clary, Ph.D. clarydm2@mailbox.sc.edu University of South Carolina. Lists and definitions have gone the way of the dodo bird. ~ Elin Keene.

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visualizing vocabulary moving beyond lists and definitions

Visualizing Vocabulary: Moving Beyond Lists and Definitions

Victoria A. Oglan Ph.D.

oglanmon@mailbox.sc.edu

Deidre M. Clary, Ph.D.

clarydm2@mailbox.sc.edu

University of South Carolina

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Vocabulary is a full contact sport.

~ Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger

2d palindromes
2D Palindromes…

are word squares in which every

row and column reads as a word in

both directions.

the nym family
The “Nym” Family

Words ending in –nym are often used

to describe different classes of words,

and the relationships between words.

The –nym literally means name, from

the Greek onoma meaning name or

word.

words in a word

Words in a Word

Vocabulary

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WORDS IN A WORD

VOCABULARY

125 WORDS

let s predict
Let’s Predict

How many words are there in the English language?

rounding out the top 10 are
Rounding out the top 10 are:
  • go with 368
  • take with 343
  • stand with 334
  • get with 289
  • turn with 288
  • put with 268
  • fall with 264
  • strike with 250
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It is now well accepted that the chief cause of the achievement gap between socioeconomic groups is a language gap.

~ Ed Hirsch 2003

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Struggling readers lack word knowledge
  • Struggling readers do not use visualization as a strategy
research also tells us word knowledge
Research also tells us word knowledge:
  • promotes reading fluency
  • boosts reading comprehension
  • improves academic achievement
  • enhances thinking and communication
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And…
  • Students learn words through wide reading
  • Knowing a word means more than knowing a definition for the word
  • Discussion leads to vocabulary learning
  • Students learn words through strategy instruction
what doesn t work
What Doesn’t Work?
  • Copying definitions
  • Writing sentences
  • Telling students to “use context”
  • Memorizing lists of definitions

~Feldman & Kinsella (2003)

four principles to guide vocabulary instruction
Four Principles to Guide Vocabulary Instruction
  • Students should be active learners in vocabulary and strategies to enhance vocabulary
  • Students benefit from personalizing the learning of words
four principles to guide vocabulary instruction23
Four Principles to Guide Vocabulary Instruction
  • Students gain from immersion in words
  • Students augment their vocabulary through repeated exposure to words
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Comprehensive vocabulary instruction that

includes strategy instruction where students

are provided opportunities to play with words

and language is a necessary part of a plan

for academic success.

some strategies to think about
Some Strategies to Think About…
  • Word sorts
  • Sticky note sentences
  • Cloze tasks
  • Word walls
  • Picture walk (to introduce new words)
  • Rebus
  • Word webs
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List, group label
  • Ten important words
  • Kid-Friendly definitions
  • Word wonder
  • ARTiculate the word
  • Word curiosity
it s rebus time
It’s Rebus Time!

What is a Rebus?

JOBINJOB

search the web
Search the web
  • www.cnn.com/studentnews
  • www.funwithwords.com
  • www.nytimes.com/pages/education
  • www.smithsonian.com
  • www.teachingtolerance.org
become a wordsmith a lexophile
Become a wordsmith, a lexophile

Make your classroom a place where students learn to become language collectors.

remember
Remember…

One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.

~Evelyn Waugh

thank you
Thank You

ROMANIAN mulţumesc

GERMAN danke (dahn-kah)

HAWAIIAN mahalo

HEBREW toda (toh-dah)

ICELANDIC takk

FRENCH merci (mehr-see)

SPANISH gracias

SLOVENIAN hvala

JAPANESE arigatô (ahree-gah-tow)