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Content Area Vocabulary

The Cognitivist Approach to literacy exemplifies how instruction of vocabulary strategies and skills provides tools and behaviors which students can then use to comprehend a variety of text.
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Kelly Youree

on 20 June 2013

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Transcript of Content Area Vocabulary

QUOTES
SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOMS
INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
CLASSROOM IDEAS
CHALLENGES
"Words, so innocent and powerless as they are,
standing in a dictionary; how potent for good and evil they become
in the hands of one who knows how to choose and combine them."
Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Reading is a different task when we read literature, science texts,
historical analyses, newspapers, tax forms. This is why teaching students
how to read the texts of academic disciplines is a key part of teaching t
hem these disciplines."
Key Ideas of the Strategic Learning Initiative (2001)
Textbook Features
Specialized Vocabulary
Class Discussions
Personalized Writings
Investigations
Connections
Languages
History
Geography
Culture
Psychology
Meter? Poetic Device....
Meter? Unit of Measurement....
or, Meter? Device to Measure Flow?
Decoding Difficulties
Lack of Word-Learning Strategies
Read-Alouds
Direct Instruction
Prefixes/Suffixes/Root Words
Spelling
Reference Materials
Modeling
Wide Reading
Create Interest
Engage Meaning
Establish Connections
Vocabulary Cubes
Graphic Organizers
Story Maps
Word Maps
Multi-Column Vocabulary Journals
Wordles
Word Walls
CONTENT AREA
VOCABULARY

Cognitive Rationale for Teaching Content Area Vocabulary
Kelly Youree
ED LTCY 554
Primary Source Documents
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