Please sign in at the back table. Locate your name at one of the tables and take a seat. Goals. Examine what is included in vocabulary instruction, why and how to teach it and what words to consider. Process the readings. Components of a Balanced Language Arts Program.
Locate your name at one of the tables and take a seat.
writing word through context
definitions and experience
…approximately 3,000 to 4,000 words each year
…accumulating a reading vocabulary of approximately 25,000 words by the end of elementary school
…and approximately 50,000 words by the end of high school.
Beck, I.L. and McKeowen, (2002) Bringing Words to Life, Robust Vocabulary Instruction
Beck and McKeown, 1985
having courage :DAUNTLESS ; 2: making a fine show :COLORFUL < brave banners flying in the wind>; 3:EXCELLENT , SPLENDID <the brave fire I soon had going
In my life:
opposite:Associating/Visualizing: Verbal Visual Word Association
The Missing Abinci
Sheila Rae started off, skipping. “I am brave,” she sang. “I am _____.” She stepped on every crack. She walked backwards with her eyes closed. She ________ at stray dogs, and ________ her teeth at stray cats. And she ________ that the trees were ________ creatures. She climbed up them and broke their fingers off. Snap, snap, snap. Sheila Rae walked and walked. She turned corners. She crossed streets. It suddenly occurred to Sheila Rae that nothing looked ________ .
…What type of article is this, a research article or a resource article?
…What problem is posed/why was this article written?
…What solutions are shared?
…What aspects of today’s class connect with points raised in this article?
3. Each expert/pair will take about five minutes present what they have prepared for others.
Interview your cooperating teacher about ways in which he/she explicitly teaches vocabulary. Make connections to both the CORE readings, methods course content and other readings (articles).
Choose a nursery rhyme and another rhyming book. Write up two or three minilesson ideas using these texts. Be prepared to share and hand in, along with the text (if possible).
For January 23