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Vocabulary Overview Guide
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Melissa Mehre Vocabulary Overview Guide What is it? Vocabulary Activity #1 Vocabulary Overview Guide (1) Select words from material students are reading.
(2) Ask students to evaluate their current level of knowledge of these key vocabulary words.
(3) Provide more examples of in-context use of words.
(4) Ask students to read the selection again.
(5) Distribute Vocabulary Overview Guides for students to keep track of their working definitions.
(6) Continue to use these target words in the classroom. Vocabulary - Part Two Please do the following:
Read Part Two of the article
Fill out the VOG in connection with underlined/bold terms Context Clues Focus vocabulary words down to a manageable amount and choose words related to main theme.
Scaffold the use of VOG (teacher led, large group, small group, individual)
Continue to use key vocab words within class discussions.
Include within assessment questions Wisconsin Academic Standards Related Common Core Standards:
"Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text."
"Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently." A graphic organizer used to understand vocabulary by providing a meaningful clue and contextual information.
A strategy that helps students retain meaning over time. Please do the following:
Read Part One of the provided passage
Write your best definition of the underlined/bold words on a sheet of paper Pop Quiz! Please take out a separate piece of paper and listen for directions for your quiz! Steps to VOGs: Definitions: Mating-pairing of individuals of opposite sexes, especially for reproduction
Breeding-the mating and production of offspring by animals
Family Tree-a diagram showing the relationships between people in several generations of a family
Kin-one's family and relations
Species-a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding “Her dance partner is a superb physical specimen.”
“The church is a magnificent specimen of fine architecture.” Specimen Evolution “There was a gradual evolution toward the kind of career the graduate wanted.”
“Its aims are to trace the evolution of urban society from the expansion of the twelfth century to the uncertainty of the fifteenth.” Predator Fauna Marsupials Trait “The population of rabbits is controlled by natural predators.”
“Sitting on top of the food web is the great white shark, unchallenged predator of the sea." “The reserve has a rich invertebrate fauna which has been extensively studied.”
“Mammals dominated the land fauna following the extinction of the dinosaurs.” “The only marsupial that lives outside of Australia is the opossum.”
“A little fuzzy marsupial swung from limb to limb.” “Only the remaining wolves with the desirable traits would have been selected to breed.”
“He had a lot of good personality traits—generosity, honesty, and loyalty.” Tips for Implementation: What does it look like? Kin
Explain: someone of relation to you
Use: Holidays are a time that are spent with kin. References Buehl, D. (2009). Classroom strategies for interactive learning. (3rd ed., pp. 183-185, 212). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Department of Public Instruction. (2013). Common core standards for literacy in all subjects. Retrieved from http://standards.dpi.wi.gov/files/cal/pdf/las-stds.pdf
Holland, J. (2007, July). For new guinea's birds of paradise, attracting a mate is a performing art. National Geographic, 212(1), 82-101. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.uwsp.edu/ehost/detail?sid=5d9ac950-69e2-46a1-9e66-e7751d1a4227@sessionmgr12&vid=1&hid=23&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ== "As vocabulary is reduced, so are the number of feelings you can express, the number of events you can describe, the number of things you can identify. Not only understanding is limited, but also experience. Man grows by language. Whenever he limits language he retrogresses."
-Sheri S. Tepper Let's Discuss... Buehl states that this strategy "encourages students to develop a strong association between new words and mnemonic clues that trigger a sense of their meanings" which should aid in retention. Do you agree or disagree? Why?