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Affiliate Group: LT I Central NH, 2010/2011
School District: Milford, NH
Grade Level: elementary, middle, high school
Intended Audience: Students
Reading Vocabulary Strategies
GLE R62 Students identify the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary by using strategies to unlock meaning.
GLE R63 Show breadth of vocabulary knowledge though demonstrating understanding of word meanings and relationships.
These vocabulary activities may be used across many disciplines.
Students will interact with vocabulary words and make them their own.
These strategies are well suited for addressing vocabulary in social studies or science; they can be beneficial with any curriculum to provide effective vocabulary scaffolding.
Vocabulary strategies may be used before, during, or after a chapter or unit.
Words chosen by the teacher from the chapter or unit.
Select the vocabulary organizer and vocabulary.
Vocabulary graphic organizers provide strategies to actively and mentally engage the students. By using drawings, synonyms, categories, examples, and other connections, students are able to explore the relationship among words and their meanings.
Choose one of the three Graphic Organizers to suit your lesson.
See the attachments for:
Word Triangle Triangle with definition at bottom, term used in a sentence in the middle, and a drawing of the term at the top
Four Square Term in middle of square divided into four sections: definition, characteristics, examples, nonexamples
Magnet Word Term written on a magnet with other terms or phrases that are conceptually related on lines around it
Sort Cards One term on each card to be used for sorting into categories