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  1. Building Student Vocabulary The ESL Team: Cathy Jacobs - cathy.jacobs Christina Mahar – christina.mahar Betsy Schneider – elisabethr.schneider

  2. BICS & CALP (Jim Cummins) • BICS: Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (social English) Develops within 6 months to 2 years in US • CALP: Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (academic English) Develops 5 to 7 years, BUT if students have no prior schooling it can take up to 10 years to catch up to peers. Cummins, James. T homas & Collier (1995) http://www.everythingesl.net

  3. Building Background & Vocabulary

  4. SIOP Strategy: “I have…, Who has…?” • This is a strategy that promotes vocabulary while simultaneously requires student engagement. • Adaptable to any content area. • Student created and student led. Now let’s play!

  5. SIOP Strategy: Personal Dictionaries • Created by students as an individual vocabulary and spelling resource • Students color code dictionaries based upon subject and content • School wide system with total faculty involvement


  6. SIOP Strategy: Four Corners Vocabulary • A graphic organizer that makes vocabulary words comprehensible • Includes the word, a definition, a sentence, a picture and ELL students can translate the word as well • See handouts on tables

  7. SIOP Strategy: Catch Phrase Vocabulary becomes a game! • Students are given a card with an academic vocabulary word written on it. • Smaller words in the corner are the words that students CAN’T say when they are trying to describe the word. • This game is rigorous because they have to think about how to describe the concept in a clear way while avoiding the use of some words. NOW YOU TRY! Mammal Describe this word Don’t use this word in the description. animal

  8. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! Graffiti Write!

  9. Questions & Survey