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Vocabulary is directly correlated with how well one reads and writes. Building student vocabulary is essential for effective literacy instruction. One excellent form of vocabulary instruction is through "real things" and using descriptive language in relation to the use of everyday items. Making real world connections in relation to buildling vocabulary is effective.

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Classroom Vocabulary Assessment for Content Areas

ASSESSMENT This is a Vocabulary Recognition Task Concept map post test. This type of concept map is excellent for assessing student vocabulary in relation to a unit or lesson that was previously taught. By asking students to recall verbally or write specific new vocabulary words, it increases their vocabulary and ensures they will remember the words they have learned.

INSTRUCTION The Wheel of fortune word wall activity is a fantastic engaging activity to expand student vocabulary on a given topic. The teacher writes out a variety of words one on top of the other and splits the class into halves. Each team's objective is to fill in the missing words. In this example, the teacher has used math words that they will then place on their math word wall. The students seem to really enjoy this activity, as the teams get points for each correct guess. Word Wall Activities, Math Word Walls, Vocabulary Instruction, Math Words, Wheel Of Fortune, A Classroom, Fill, Students, Teacher

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INSTRUCTION The Wheel of fortune word wall activity is a fantastic engaging activity to expand student vocabulary on a given topic. The teacher writes out a variety of words one on top of the other and splits the class into halves. Each team's objective is to fill in the missing words. In this example, the teacher has used math words that they will then place on their math word wall. The students seem to really enjoy this activity, as the teams get points for each correct guess.

UNDERSTANDING: This article helped with my understanding of vocabulary as it distinguished between speaking and listening vocabulary, and how it is important to reading and listening comprehension. Instructional Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Personal Dictionary, Reading Process, Vocabulary Instruction, Balanced Literacy, First Language, Phonemic Awareness, Kindergarten Literacy

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INSTRUCTION Having students create and actively use personal dictionaries is an effective way to expand vocabulary. Each time a new word is introduced in class as a whole, or a student asks for the meaning of a word, they should be encouraged to add that word to their personal dictionary. By allowing each student to have their own personal dictionary, this creates independence for students to have the ability to access their own words each time they want to use new words.

ASSESSMENT: This article discusses three assessment techniques - the vocabulary knowledge scale, vocabulary recognition task, and vocabulary assessment magazine. It also discusses the difference between assessing for breadth or depth of knowledge. Examples Of Summative Assessment, Self Assessment, Rubrics, Vocabulary Instruction, Science Vocabulary, Depth Of Knowledge, Teaching Reading, Learning, Receptive Language

Classroom Vocabulary Assessment for Content Areas

ASSESSMENT The Vocabulary Recognition Task is an effective assessment strategy to assess students vocabulary. This assessment requires students to circle the words they are able to read and are sure have to do with whatever the topic they are learning about. In this example, the teacher states that the students have been learning about bugs. The teacher would then ask the student to read each word after they have finished circling and explain if they still believe it has to do with the…

INSTRUCTION When introducing new words to students, teachers can introduce the "antonym" or opposite of the word as well. There are many activities students can do when learning antonyms, such as finding them in books, finding pictures to represent meanings and so on. This is therefore teaching students two new words, as opposed to one. Vocabulary Meaning, Vocabulary Instruction, Vocabulary Words, Receptive Language, Balanced Literacy, Student Teaching, Writing Skills, New Words, Learn To Read

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INSTRUCTION When introducing new words to students, teachers can introduce the "antonym" or opposite of the word as well. There are many activities students can do when learning antonyms, such as finding them in books, finding pictures to represent meanings and so on. This is therefore teaching students two new words, as opposed to one.

INSTRUCTION Using visual imagery to help expand students' vocabulary is a very effective way to ensure understanding. To do so, when teaching a new word, teachers can pair the word with the corresponding picture and have students act out the meaning of the word. This is extremely beneficial to students when learning new words. Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Vocabulary, Balanced Literacy, New Words, Reading Comprehension, Fun Activities, Knowledge, Teacher, Learning

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INSTRUCTION Using visual imagery to help expand students' vocabulary is a very effective way to ensure understanding. To do so, when teaching a new word, teachers can pair the word with the corresponding picture and have students act out the meaning of the word. This is extremely beneficial to students when learning new words.

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UNDERSTANDING The Cafe Book is a resource for teachers to use to ensure understanding on how effectively teach students to increase their comprehension, accuracy, fluency and vocabulary. The vocabulary section of this book, is focused upon helping teachers encourage students to use their expanded vocabulary in their every day lives. Teachers should refer to the specific strategies laid out in the book when speaking to students and ensure they understand the importance of each strategy.

"Super Words" This idea encourages the teacher to introduce 5 challenging words a week. This allows those students who are already meeting expectations to try to exceed them. This also encourages students to push themselves. Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, New Words, Cool Words, Vocabulary Instruction, Literacy Programs, Word Board, Balanced Literacy, Spelling And Grammar

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INSTRUCTION Introducing "super words," more challenging words that may or may not necessarily be part of a student's everyday vocabulary is extremely important for expanding a students vocabulary. It might be helpful to introduce these words slowly such as adding 5 super words to the board each week. Many activities can be used with the super word board as well.