Points to ponder: The more thematic and connected you are within your literacy lessons the more knowledge students are going to retain.
Major Sources of Vocabulary for Students:
- Noticed by Students
- Oral Texts
face to face, television, radio, internet, lectures, presentations, classroom
conversation and dialogue
- Written texts
teacher selected-academic-curricular text and incidental
student selected-school texts/outside of school texts
Points to ponder: The more you instill in your students the love for words, the more they are going to retain and grow their vocabulary.
KNOWING a WORD
-Context Ready (Can I use the word in sentences that are detailed and well-shaped?)
-explain/meaning ready (Can I explain the word’s meaning without using the word?)
Using a NewsCast to pick up Vocabulary
- Unpack the topic
- Share vocabulary heard (after 1st listening)
- Teacher has prepared Rich Vocabulary Caught list
- 2nd listening (NO VIDEO) but words are show on screen to read with commentary
***Students can do this exact process with any video and have them create the
steps themselves to share with others.
Points to ponder: In order to write well, you need to know the subject well.