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  1. Vocabulary Activities How Important is Vocabulary and where does it fit into my Social Studies instruction?

  2. What does it mean?

  3. Where Vocabulary fits into Comprehension

  4. What do you think?

  5. Vocabulary Development

  6. How do students learn vocabulary outside of school?

  7. How should we teach it?

  8. Do’s and Don’ts of Vocabulary Instruction (Ellis, 2002)

  9. How do we decide what to teach?

  10. Application of the Words – Connections to experiences and schema

  11. Something to think about…

  12. Student Reference Chart • Dr. Kate Kincella from the University of Redlands suggests that the use of signal words and graphic organizers assist students to determine context clues in their reading (Figurate). • Chart from Reading Rockets.

  13. LINCS Strategy • L-istthe parts: Word and definition • I – dentifya reminding word: a word that “sounds like” or reminds of vocabulary word in some way – can be a rhyming word, but is not necessary (could also be “Invent a sentence”) • N – otea LINCing story: short story to remind of word and meaning • C – reatea LINCing picture: draw a picture of story • S – elf Test: Students study and test their knowledge of vocabulary (O’Brien, 2005)

  14. Example of LINCS Flashcard Example of a LINCS note card using the modified approach to the vocabulary learning strategy. (O’Brien, 2005)

  15. LINCS Activity • Use these words, and a partner to create your own version of a LINCS flashcard. • Independence • Immigration • Terrorism • Regions • Share and Discuss

  16. Concept Definition Maps

  17. Instructional Practices • Scholastic Videos – Using Concept definition maps to increase understanding Source: engineering.purdue.edu

  18. Additional Vocabulary Resources • UDL Toolkit – Study Skills • Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction Source: Utah State University

  19. Resources • Alexander, Francie. "Teaching Vocabulary to Your Child with Francie Alexander | Scholastic.com." Teaching Resources, Children's Book Recommendations, and Student Activities | Scholastic.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2010. <http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4503>. Diamond, Linda, and Linda Gutlohn (2006). "Reading Rockets: Teaching Vocabulary." Reading Rockets: Reading Comprehension & Language Arts Teaching Strategies for Kids. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2010. <http://www.readingrockets.org/article/9943>. • Ellis, Edwin S. (2002). "LD OnLine :: The Clarifying Routine: Elaborating Vocabulary Instruction." LD OnLine. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2010. <http://www.ldonline.org/article/5759>. • Figurate, Lynn. "Looking At Vocabulary." U.S. Department of Education Archived Information. U.S. Department of Education , n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2010. <www2.ed.gov/teachers/how/tools/initiative/summerworkshop/figurate/edlite-slide010.html>. • O’Brien, C. (2005) Modifying learning strategies for classroom success. TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 1(3) Article 3. 1 Dec. 2010 from <http://escholarship.bc.edu/education/tecplus/vol1/iss3/3>. • "ReadingQuest Strategies | Concept of Definition Map." ReadingQuest | Reading Strategies for Social Studies. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2010. <http://www.readingquest.org/strat/cdmap.html>. • "TeachingLD: Information and Resources for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities." TeachingLD: Information and Resources for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2010. <http://teachingld.org>. • * Please note: the imported PowerPoint slides are from the U.S. Department of Education website on this slide.