Vocabulary Activities How Important is Vocabulary and where does it fit into my Social Studies instruction?
Do’s and Don’ts of Vocabulary Instruction (Ellis, 2002)
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.
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)
Example of LINCS Flashcard Example of a LINCS note card using the modified approach to the vocabulary learning strategy. (O’Brien, 2005)
LINCS Activity • Use these words, and a partner to create your own version of a LINCS flashcard. • Independence • Immigration • Terrorism • Regions • Share and Discuss
Instructional Practices • Scholastic Videos – Using Concept definition maps to increase understanding Source: engineering.purdue.edu
Additional Vocabulary Resources • UDL Toolkit – Study Skills • Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction Source: Utah State University
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.