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How to Make Vocabulary Come Alive

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Transcript of How to Make Vocabulary Come Alive

Sharing Session
By Ms Wei-Ee (Katie) Cheng
17 May 2013

HOW TO MAKE VOCABULARY COME
ALIVE FOR LOWER PRIMARY PUPILS

function

dine

nutritious
Objective: To develop robust vocabulary by participating in various activities.
Act it Out!
I’m going to name different body parts. You have to show me its
function
.
function
Sentences:
Your eyes have an important
function
.
The
function
of your eyes is to see things.

Something’s
function
is the use or job.
Turn & Talk:
Use
function
to complete the sentence about the pictures.









*The
function
of leaves is to…
Act it Out!

Dine
with a couple of your friends by sitting at a table and making pretend you are eating dinner with them.
Sentence:
Cosmo likes to
dine
with Wanda at their favorite restaurant after they finish school.

Saying that you
dine
is a fancy way of talking about eating dinner.
Think, Pair, Share:
Use
dine
to complete the sentence about the picture.












*Pluto the dog wants to
dine
with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse because…
Act it Out!
Make pretend you are eating a
nutritious
snack and say, “Mmm. That is yummy and good for me!”
Sentence:

Fruits and vegetables are
nutritious
because they have a lot of vitamins and minerals that you need for a healthy body.

When something is
nutritious
, it is healthy to eat.
Turn & Talk:
Use
nutritious
to complete the sentence about the pictures.










*Some of the
nutritious
foods I see in the pictures are ___________, ___________, and ___________.
Objective: To review robust vocabulary by participating in various activities.
function

more than

fewer than

difference
dragon fruit
durian

Act it Out!
Show me more by stretching your arms out like you have A LOT of dragon fruits.
Then, turn to your partner and say, “I have
more
dragon fruits
than
you.”
more than
Sentence:

There are
more
dragon fruits
than
durians.


When you have
more
of something
than
another thing,
it means you have a GREATER number of that something.
dragon fruit
durian
Act it Out!
Bring your hands close together until they almost touch and say
fewer

to show that you have less.

Sentence:
There are
fewer
durians
than
dragon fruits.


When you have
fewer
of something
than
another thing,
it means you have a smaller number of that something.
girls
girls
boys
boys
Turn & Talk:
Use
more than
and
fewer than
to complete the sentences
about the picture.









*There are
more ___________ than _____
.
*There are
fewer _____ than

___________
.
8
5
8 – 5 =

3
Act it Out!
I will show you some cubes and ask you for the
difference
between the two numbers. You will show me the answer with your fingers.
Sentences:
The
difference
between 8 and 5 is 3.
The
difference
between 5 and 8 is 3.

The
difference
in Maths is the answer you get
when you subtract one number from another.
3
3
11
8
11
8

more than


fewer than

difference
Ms Wei-Ee (Katie) Cheng
weiee.cheng@gmail.com
+65 8107 5578
http://katiekaboom8.wordpress.com
OTAL
HYSICAL
ESPONSE
Research shows that we need to encounter a word about __ times or more before we know it well enough to help us comprehend what we read .
12
Source: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/professional-development-tutorial-increasing-vocabulary
Engaging Strategies
BUILDING BACKGROUND
KNOWLEDGE
LEARNING 3 WORDS
INTERESTING FACT:
Before we disembark and begin our vocabulary journey on foot, we have to know our goal:
Robust Vocabulary
dine
nutritious
UNDERSTANDING







THE WORDS
We've been trekking for awhile.
Time for a break!
WEB
T-CHART
LEARNING 3 MORE WORDS

BUILDING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
Objective: To develop Maths vocabulary by participating in various activities.
more than
fewer than
difference
UNDERSTANDING







THE WORDS
BAR
GRAPH
Objective: To review Maths vocabulary by participating in various activities.
APPLYING
THE WORDS
Vocabulary Candy Time!
S
entence
E
xample
E
xplanation
D
rawing
TASK: Use the post-its to apply the new words you learned!
Sentence (e.g., The function of a pencil is to write.)
Explanation (e.g., function means what you use something for)
Example (e.g., function - nose to smell)
Drawing (e.g. function )
TABLE
CLOZE SENTENCES
and
CLOZE NUMBER MODELS
____ - ____ = ____
What does having an extensive vocabulary
give you?
TURN
&
TALK
Silence the Croaking Frog
CALL AND RESPONSE
TECHNIQUES
DIAGRAM
You MUST: pick any word on the leaves AND
write your name on the post-its you use
*Each great contribution = some candy!
Now you know
how to develop...
VOICE CHEER
ACTION CHEER
SPORTS CHEER
CHALLENGING CHEER

1-2-3-stop
_____________ teachers… are NUMBER 1!
Fist Countdown
Check it out! Clap
T
P
R
Tard, the grumpy cat, says...
Turn & Talk:
Use
difference
to complete the sentences about the picture.













*The
difference
between _______________ and ________________ is ____.

number of boys number of girls
*The
difference
between _______________ and ________________ is ____.

number of girls number of boys
dine
nutritious
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