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Copy of Building Academic Vocabulary
Transcript of Copy of Building Academic Vocabulary
Marzano's 6-Step Process
Step 1: The teacher describes or explains the term.
Step 2: Students restate the term.
* quick pencil sketch or colored illustration* show examples, have students share how they represent the term on the document camera
act out term
* may find clip-art/online images
Step 3: Students illustrate the term, or represent it in a non-linguistic way.
Step 4: Students engage in activities to help deepen their understanding of the word.
Step 5: Students discuss the word(s) with each other.
Step 6: Students play with the words.
* use video, pictures, media to give examples - United Streaming, YouTube, Teacher Tube, clip art
* tell a story that uses the term
* refer to direct experiences (field trips, guest speakers, lesson experiences...)
* explain your own mental image
* NOT regurgitate the dictionary definition
* teacher checks for understanding and corrects misconceptions
* needs to be written or recorded - vocab cards, four square vocab sheets, notebooking... see templates for ideas
NO vocab instruction =
LITTLE vocab instruction =
DIRECT vocab instruction =
gain using direct vocabulary instruction!!!!!!
You're kidding me, right??
Focus Word: noctural
active at night
* can happen in Engage, Explore, or Explain of 5-E model
* Thinking Maps - the use of any Thinking Map with one or more vocab words
* analogies, metaphors, similies
* compare/contrast activities
* word study - dissecting word parts - prefixes, suffixes, Latin roots,....
* identifying synonyms and antonyms
* give time and structured activities for students to discuss their words
* Think - Pair - Share
* Inside/Outside Circle - aka Review Tag
* 4-Corners/ 6-Stations - see notes
* students are periodically involved in games that allow them to play with the words
Who Am I?
Students revisit their vocabulary card to add to or delete parts of their definition and notes on the word.
They may also change their rating of their understanding of the word.
Building Academic Vocabulary: by Robert Marzano
Information taken from Slide Presentation by Missy Mayfield
Information, games, and template handouts from presentation by Shelby Waller, 2007
How many words should I focus on?
Experts suggest 25 - 30 words per year per subject. Averages out to about 1 word per week (good luck!)
Kagan Cooperative Leanring
by: Dr. Spencer Kagan
Would you want your students to feel like this?????