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Wordsmith: A Computerized Vocabulary Program for Students With High-Incidence Disabilities By Sean Lancaster Vocabulary Programs Wordsmith Prefixes, suffixes, & roots Vocabulary Strategies Key word strategies Word Mapping Expanding Vocabulary Applying strategies to academic terms

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wordsmith a computerized vocabulary program for students with high incidence disabilities
Wordsmith: A Computerized Vocabulary Program for Students With High-Incidence Disabilities

By Sean Lancaster

vocabulary programs
Vocabulary Programs
  • Wordsmith
    • Prefixes, suffixes, & roots
  • Vocabulary Strategies
    • Key word strategies
    • Word Mapping
  • Expanding Vocabulary
    • Applying strategies to academic terms
    • Research sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Grant # R44 HD054028-02
why vocabulary instruction
Why Vocabulary Instruction?
  • Critical in the development of literacy skills (Ransby & Swanson, 2003)
  • Many students w/LD are significantly behind their nondisabled peers with regard to vocabulary development (Chall & Jacobs, 2003)
  • Vocabulary is under-studied component of reading instruction
  • Vocabulary instruction in complex
  • Some studies have shown that strategy instruction is a good fit for vocabulary instruction (Curtis & Longo, 2004)
consequences of low vocabulary
Consequences of low vocabulary
  • The difference in learning rate results in a gap of approximately 3,000 words between HA and LA students by second grade.
  • These same LA students by 5th grade have attained vocabularies similar to that of average second grade children (Biemiller & Slonim, in press).
vocabulary instruction is complex should address
Vocabulary Instruction is complex & should address:
  • Generalized linguistic deficiencies
  • Memory deficits
  • Poor use of word learning strategies (Baker, Simmons, & Kameenui, 2003).
game one wordsmith prefix edition
Game One - Wordsmith: Prefix Edition
  • The Green Room
    • Introduce Prefixes
    • Game Preparation
    • Flash Cards with quizzes
  • Word Play
    • Controlled Practice
  • The Isolation Booth - Lightening Round
    • Advanced Practice
    • Fluency
wordsmith suffix edition root words coming soon
Wordsmith: Suffix Edition (Root Words Coming Soon)
  • Green Room
  • Word Play
  • Isolation Booth
wordsmith results
Wordsmith Results

Percentage of Points Earned

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