Vocabulary is essential to comprehension. Students need to apply strategies before, during, and after reading to understand texts.
- Think-aloud Modeling
- Word Collection
- Mystery Match
- Dictionary Detectives
- Word Riddles
- Repeated Application
- Word Sorts
- Grouping Games
- Word Meanings: Denotation and Connotation
- Word Families
- Real or Make-Believe?
Internet Source: http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/tips/Tip0023.html#Word
Marzano's 6-Step Process for Teaching Vocabulary
Step 1: Explain: The teacher will give a kid-friendly description, explanation, or example of the new word.
Step 2: Restate: The teacher will ask the students to give a description, explanation, or example in their own words.
Step 3: Show: The teacher will ask the students to draw and/or write a picture, symbol, or representation of the word.
Step 4: Discuss: The teacher and the students will have vocabulary discussions.
Step 5: Refine and Reflect: The students will go back and discuss the words with a peer, while making the necessary changes to their prior knowledge.
Step 6: Apply in Learning Games: The students will participate in vocabulary games using the content-specific words.
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