Academic Vocabulary

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					     Students do not acquire
  academic language simply by
listening to literate presentations
           by teachers.
                    ~Kate Kinsella
Academic Vocabulary

     Steps 1-6
Step 1
   Provide a description, explanation, or
    example of the new term.
       When working with ELL students the
        teacher should provide any cognates if
        possible.
       It is important to provide a visual
        representation of the word.
Step 2
   Ask students to restate the description,
    explanation, or example in their own
    words.
       ELL students may write their definition in
        their native language.
Step 3
   Ask students to construct a picture,
    symbol, or graphic of the word.
       This activity is critical to ELL students.
Step 4
   Engage students periodically in
    activities that help them add to their
    knowledge of the terms in their
    notebooks.
Activities to deepen the students
understanding of the terms:
   Free Association
   Classifying Terms
   Concept Circles
   Semantic Mapping
   Analogies
   Metaphors
   Vocabulary Word Box
   Comparing Terms
       Venn Diagram
       Sentence Stems
    Concept Circle

        foot       yard



        inch     centimeter



Which one doesn’t belong? WHY?
Analogy

  is to


  AS

  is to
          Analogy

sum         is to   add


            AS

product     is to
          Analogy

sum         is to   add


            AS

product     is to   multiply
             Venn Diagram

   a book of definitions     ABC order          found in the back
                                                of books, to help
may give many              word descriptions    understand word
different meanings                               meanings
                            parts of speech
                                                sometimes has the
                                                page number where
                                                the word is found




          dictionary                          glossary
Step 5
   Periodically ask students to discuss the
    terms with one another.
Interaction deepens the
understanding of terms!
   Turn and Talk
   Think-Pair-Share
       Review their descriptions and pictures with
        partners.
       Talk about new information they have learned.
       Look for clarification
       Share back with the whole class.
       Clear up any misconceptions or confusion!!
Step 6
   Involve students periodically in games
    that allow them to play with terms.
Games
   Hot Seat

   Vocabulary Man

   Tennessee Website
       Bingo   (template provided--add your own terms)

				
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