Words….the smallest unit of communication.

One of my favorite resources on Literacy is The TextProject.  Here is a recent post on word/vocabulary learning.  Putting words in context build background knowledge and gives kids something to talk about.

The Text Project and Resources on Words (Vocabulary Learning)

http://www.textproject.org/classroom-materials/students/stories-of-words/

We are pleased to offer you our newest product, Stories of Words.

Stories of Words aims to develop students’ interest in interesting words (e.g., snickerdoodles, terrapin, scuba). The texts in Stories of Words use the TExT model—the same model that underlies all TextProject products (e.g., FYI for Kids) and commercial products (e.g., QuickReads). That means that reading the texts also increases students’ exposure to the core vocabulary. Each book of the 12-volume series explores the vocabulary of a different topic such as food, movies, and acronyms.

Each topic falls into one of four methods of how words have been added to the English Language.

  1. Languages from other parts of the world.
  2. Themes that play a big part of our lives.
  3. Words that we’ve manipulated or reused to suit different needs.
  4. New words to describe new inventions or technological advances.

 

Here is one example from the Word “Flight.”

http://www.textproject.org/assets/products/stories-of-words/Stories-of-Words-2016-Flight.pdf

Finding time for Vocabulary learning

More good ideas from Carla

http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=46d3f621bf29bd594d381352d&id=fb2fd69a46&e=9322d92f52

Vocabulary Resource from the Reading Sage

Note the number of “direction” words and “cognitive verbs”!

http://reading-sage.blogspot.com/2016/12/tier-2-academic-vocabulary-test.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ReadingSageReviews+%28Reading+Sage+Reviews%29

Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary Test Vocabulary

“Tier 2 Academic “Question” Vocabulary and Phrases Test Analysis for Grade 4 and 5

Students will fail all or most TerraNova, STAAR, SAT, FCAT, PARCC, SBAC Smarter Balance, and Common Core reading assessment if they do not understand the tier 2 academic vocabulary and phrasing used on reading comprehension test questions!

This is a quick look at the tier 2 vocabulary found in grade 4 and 5 reading assessment. ….”

List follows on his post!

 

 

A Vocabulary Teaching Template

Here’s another resource from one of my favorite Literacy sites:

Adventures in Literacy Land

“want to share my favorite vocabulary activity with you!  One of the great things about this Vocabulary Graphic Organizer is that it can be used K-5 and across all subject areas.  There is a free copy of the organizer later in this post….”

There is also a google slides version.

http://www.adventuresinliteracyland.com/2016/11/a-quick-easy-way-to-teach-vocabulary.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AdventuresInLiteracyLand+%28Adventures+in+Literacy+Land%29

A Middle School Vocabulary Challenge and Blog

 

A 90 Minute Vocabulary Challenge from Carla’s blog:

This month the following blog will be posted

on key national educational blog sites…including ILA’s 
(International Literacy Association – formerly IRA)
because they think it’s important! 
(which it is…)

http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=46d3f621bf29bd594d381352d&id=3ed3b846f0&e=9322d92f52

 

 

The Power of Words – Building Vocabulary Age 3 to Grade 3

Vocabulary Measurement in PreSchool

Assessing vocabulary learning in early childhood

Jessica L Hoffman

Miami University, USA

William H Teale

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Kathleen A Paciga

Columbia College Chicago, USA

Abstract

There is widespread agreement with in the field of early childhood education that vocabulary is important to literacy achievement and that reading aloud can support vocabulary growth. However, there are unexplored and significant problems with the ways we assess young children’s vocabulary learning from read-alouds. This paper critcally reviews the forms of vocabulary assessment commonly used with young children, examining the benefits and drawbacks of each. ….

https://www.academia.edu/4224048/Assessing_Vocabulary_Learning_in_Early_Childhood

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