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Academic Vocabulary - Six Steps Info


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Notemaking.pdf


Following is from: http://academicvocabulary.pbworks.com/FrontPage


Step 1. The teacher provides a description of the term.


Build on direct experiences, such as field trip or a guest speaker, that provides examples of the term:
Virtual Trips, Find or Make Your Own Field Trip, Yahoo Virtual Field Trips, Videoconferencing, Google Earth
Use video or computer images as the stimulus for the information:
Power Media Plus, United Streaming, Vidipedia, You Tube, Teacher Tube
Teacher created examples using both a linguistic and nonlinguistic piece:
ELA example
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Verb_Voc_Example.doc, Science example
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Simple_Machine_Voc_Example.doc
Use current events to help make the terms applicable to something familiar to the students:
MSNBC, CNN, Yahoo, Google News, National Geographic - educator resources
Find pictures that exemplify the term:
Copyright Friendly Resources, More Copyright Friendly Resources
Demos for math and science - check out the samples made for different math and science courses
Math demos for all grade levels
Math manipulatives for elementary grades
Use a photo editing software such as iPhoto (Macintosh users), Photo Story (PC Windows XP users), or
Picasa from Google (PC or Mac user) to demonstrate a term for the students in a slideshow - Photo Story and Picasa
are FREE downloads, iPhoto is part of the software for a Macintosh computer



Step 2. The student restates the description of the term in their own words.


Notebook Page
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Notebook_Page_Example.doc- created using Microsoft Word, may be altered to fit purpose or goal
Four Square Template
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4_Square_Template.doc- created using Microsoft Word, may be altered to fit purpose or goal
Vocabulary Organizer
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vocabulary organizer.pdf- PDF document, may not be altered
Word Map
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Word Map.pdf- PDF document, may not be altered
Word Journal Sample Page
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Word Journal.pdf- PDF document, may not be altered


Step 3. The student creates a nonlinguistic representation of the term.


Use any of the document examples from the Step 2 page.
Use pictures, symbols, or graphic representations: Climate example
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Climate.doc,
Frustrated example
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Frustrated.doc, Ambience example
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Ambience.doc,
Kidspiration examples - Food Chain
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Food Chain.kid and
Addition
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Addition_Example.kid examples - need Kidspiration to view these examples
Tell a story using one of the photo editing software applications described on the
Step 1 page - iPhoto, Photo Story, or Picasa



Step 4. Periodically have the students do activities that help them add to their knowledge of the term.


Compare terms - using a Venn diagram, see Compare and/ or Contrast organizer in list
Classify terms
- give a list of terms to students and have them classify the terms into categories
- give categories to students and have them place the terms into the given categories
Solve analogy problems - see Analogies organizer in list
Create metaphors
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Metaphors.doc
Graphic organizers and more graphic organizers which may be used for activities



5. Periodically have the students discuss the terms with one another.


Think, Pair, and Share
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Step 5.ppt - use the PowerPoint to explore how to use the technique of
Think, Pair, and Share with students to periodically do step 5 with students



Step 6. Periodically involve the students in games that allow them to play with the term(s).


Scroll down through the four sections below: Flashcards - online tools for making flashcards,
Make Your Own Vocabulary Review Activities, Vocabulary Online Games, and
Vocabulary Resources - by subject or grade level to locate resources to help with step 6.

Flashcards - online tools for making flashcards
Flashcard Exchange - make your own flashcards or search through others, can get FREE account
Quizlet - the end of flashcards, makes learning vocabulary not a chore
Thinkbright - PowerPoint flashcard template

Make Your Own Vocabulary Review Activities
Making comic strips to help learn vocabulary
PowerPoint games
Puzzles - make your own for review
Spelling City - online game to help with spelling, can customize lists of words

Vocabulary Online Games
Language Arts games
Learning vocabulary can be fun
More games
More online games
Free Rice - word of the day for secondary students

Vocabulary Resources - by subject or grade level
Elementary vocabulary games and activities
Science Hangman - fun way to review science terms
Vocabulary games for K-8


VocabiGami Template (PDF):
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MarzVocabiGami.pdf