- A Focus on Vocabulary (Good overview of general voc. research and instruction)
A Focus on Vocabulary by Fran Lehr, M.A., Lehr & Associates, Champaign, Illinois Jean Osborn, M.Ed., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dr. Elfrieda H. Hiebert, Visiting Research Professor, University of California - Berkeley A Focus on Vocabulary is the second in the Research-Based Practices in Early Reading Series published by the Regional Educational Laboratory at Pacific Resources for Education and Learning.
- Academic Vocabulary Games (MUST SEE)
This site was developed by a project in Tennessee to support Academic Vocabulary Development. It explains Marzano's 6-step process with additional support, activities, and/or games for each step.
- Academic Word List (Most important 570 words for academic success)
The Academic Word List includes ten units of sets of words most frequently found in school text books of all types, hence applying to non-fiction. "The Academic Word List, compiled by Coxhead (2000), consists of 570 word families that are not in the most frequent 2,000 words of English but which occur reasonably frequently over a very wide range of academic texts. These 570 words are grouped into ten sublists that reflect word frequency and range.
- Common Errors in English
This site by Paul Brians contains an alphabetized list of common errors in the use of English. Most are related to misuse of vocabulary where two terms are often confused.
- Creating ABC Books
Strategy of the Week from Education World. Includes ideas across grade levels as well as samples of student ABC books online.
Strategies that Work: Reinforcing Language Skills
- English: Vocabulary Guide
This site provides pictures for suvival and content vocabulary accompanied by the pronunciation of each. Students select the picture, hear the word, and see it written.
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- Essential Academic Content Vocabulary
In 2005 U-46 made a commitment, based on research, to use the Marzano's six steps to teach academic vocabulary throughout the district as a way to improve student achievement. This site provides vocabulary lists across the grade levels for the content areas and even includes student samples. Rec. by Francine Kavourinos
- Integrated Vocabulary Instruction: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Grades K-5
Blachowicz, C.L.Z, Watts-Taffe, S. & Fisher, P. (2005) The goal of this document is to provide the information that teachers and other educators need to implement an integrated and comprehensive approach to vocabulary instruction.
- LITTLE EXPLORERS by Enchanted Learning Software
2,460 illustrated dictionary entries! Each word is used in a meaningful example sentence. Most entries have links to a related web site. Just click on an underlined word (or its accompanying picture), and you'll link to a related page. LITTLE EXPLORERS makes surfing the Internet very easy. A picture-dictionary format is used to link to hundreds of carefully-chosen child-friendly sites around the world. Since the pictures are links, even pre-readers can surf with a minimum of help and guidance from their favorite adult. Older kids can use Little Explorers as a school reference. This is the English version. Other languages are available.
Little Explorers-A multi-lingual picture dictionary with links to educational activities and games. Even preschoolers can surf carefully chosen kids' sites on the web. The format is an easy to use, illustrated word book. The pictures and words are links to educational activities, games, and nursery rhymes. This on-line illustrated, linking dictionary for children was designed
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Adapting Texts to English Language Learners’ Needs builds on the development and evaluation of Word Generation, an interdisciplinary middle school academic language support program. Word Generation uses engaging paragraphs to present crucial, non-disciplinary, all-purpose academic words and defines activities to help students learn them. The adapting-texts component develops alternative forms of the paragraphs to be used in a modified, ELL-focused version of Word Generation.
- SCOE: Resources: For the Classroom: Reading/Language Arts: Vocabulary/Comprehension
Academic Language: Applied Linguistics and Literacy Development Complex issues of academic language (e.g. vocabulary, syntax, grammar, semantics) surround making wise choices about literacy instruction. Annotated list of resources.
- Ten Best Vocabulary Learning Tips
Sheppard Software has developed this list of the ten best vocabulary learning tips. Use of these tips would definately support not only their SAT and GRE lists but any study of vocabulary. See links to online vocabulary games and resouces.
- Using Pictures to Teach Content to Second Language Learners
Article by Karen D. Wood and Josefina Tinajero in Middle School Journal: May 2002 Volume 33 Number 5, This article explores the benefits of the Picture Word Inductive Model PWIM for English Language Learners
- Voc. Slide presentation Institute on Beginning Reading
Big Ideas in Vocabulary Instruction, presentation of important research and strategies. College of Education University of Oregon, 2000 by Michael Coyne and Lana Edwards
- Vocabulary @Web English Teacher
This site offers an amazing list of resources for teaching vocabulary.
Ideas for teaching vocabulary, K-12
- Word Generation - Developing Academic Language (MUST SEE)
Word Generation is a middle school academic language program developed under the direction of Harvard University Professor Catherine Snow, one of the nation’s most prominent experts in literacy. It is a school-wide effort that demands relatively little (15 minutes, once a week) from any single subject area teacher
- Word Wall Resource Page
Education World ® Lesson Planning This site contains multiple links to explantions of word walls, the goals and guidelines as well as links to multiple resources and activities.
- ¡Colorín Colorado! Using cognates to develop comprehension in English
Cognates are words in two languages that share a similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. While English may share very few cognates with a language like Chinese, 30-40% of all words in English have a related word in Spanish. For Spanish-speaking ELLs, cognates are an obvious bridge to the English language.
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- ¡Colorín Colorado! Vocabulary development
Stategies for developing vocabulary for ELLs
- All About PWIM, "Picture Word Inductive Model"
This is an explanation of PWIM in an online resource of Nicola-Similkameen School District and Delta School District
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