Vocabulary Instruction in the 21st Century: Visual Tools for Teachers and Students Jennifer Jones Lake Myra Elementary School Wake County Public Schools North Carolina Reading Conference . March 20, 2012
Words are not just words. They are the nexus – the interface – between communication and thought. When we read, it is through words that we build, refine, and modify our knowledge. What makes vocabulary valuable and important is not the words themselves so much as…. the understandings they afford. Marilyn Jager Adams (2009, p.180)
Three Tiers of Words (Beck, McKeown, Kucan, 2002, 2008, Common Core State Standards, 2011)
People's knowledge of any topic is encapsulated in the terms they know that are relevant to the topic.
Impact of Direct Vocabulary Instruction Marzano & Pickering (2005). Building Academic Vocabulary.
Marzano 6-Step Process Tier 2 Words
High Tech Tools Web 2.0 Tools
Web Tool #1 Web Tool #1 – Word Clouds Word Clouds Wordle, Tagxedo, Image Chef, ABCya Word Clouds
Web Tool #2 Web Tool #2 – Thesauruses & Dictionaries Online Thesauruses & Dictionaries Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus, WordSift, Visuwords, Wordnik
Visual representations and connections
Web Tool #3 – Search Engines Ask.com, Destiny
Web Tool #4 – Static Creations & Presentations Big Huge Labs, Glogster, Smilebox
Instead of a motivational poster, Create a vocabulary poster.
Web Tool #5 –Dynamic Creations & Presentations Animoto, Tubes (You, School, Teacher), Prezi
• YouTube Video https://wakeelementaryscience.pbworks.com/w/page/33255398/Video %20Links
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