Friday, February 25, 2011

Vocabulary Development Suggestions

5 Step Vocabulary Activity
1.  Teacher produces a definition (tell, read, demonstrate...)
2.  Teacher creates a nonlinguistic representation of the word while engaging in a "think aloud" that helps students identify key components of the visual and their relationship to the new word.
3.  Students write or say their own definition of the word.
4.  Students create their own nonlinguistic representation of the word.
5.  Return to visual to add or revise elements as students deepen their understanding of the concept.