Give at-risk students the vocabulary they need for success in the classroom. This resource gives hefty amounts of practice in ready-to-use lessons.
- Use grade-level, curricular vocabulary
- Experience greater success in the classroom and on tests
Teach vocabulary from the McREL word lists, textbooks, and general reading curriculum. Each six-page lesson presents a group of ten words. Students are introduced to the word definitions, and then they progressively apply the words to new contexts. There are 30 lessons and a total of 300 vocabulary words. The lessons are divided into three levels of difficulty:
- Primary Level (Grades K-1): Activities in this section have pictures to accommodate beginning readers. Lesson formats include definitions, fill-in-the-blanks, related meanings, rebus stories, comparisons, and picture scenes. Themes are geography, health, literature, science, and social studies.
- Intermediate Level (Grades 2-3): These activities require some reading and writing. Lesson formats include definitions, fill-in-the-blank, related meanings, crossword puzzles, scrambled sentences, and applied learning. Themes are English, grammar, geography, literature, science, and social studies.
- Advanced Level (Grades 4-5): Students use the targeted vocabulary in spoken and written contexts. Lesson formats include definitions, fill-in-the-blank, related meanings, crossword puzzles, writing sentences, and applied learning. Themes are English, research paper, geography, health, literature, science, and social studies.
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- Effective vocabulary instruction strategies actively engage the student and require higher-level cognitive processing. These strategies include: using new words in novel sentences based on connections to prior knowledge, identifying synonyms and antonyms, analyzing word features, and using visual aides (Kester-Phillips, Foote, & Harper, 2008).
- Vocabulary intervention should provide opportunities for students to use target words in multiple contexts (Boone et al., 2007).
- Students need to understand semantic connections among words (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- In-depth knowledge of word meaning helps students comprehend what they read and helps them use words accurately in speaking and reading (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
100% Curriculum Vocabulary Grades K-5 incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Boone, K., Letsky, S., Wallach, S., Young, J., Gingrass, K., & Daly, C. (2007, November). Role of SLP: A method of inclusion. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston: MA.
Kester-Phillips, D.C., Foote, C.J., & Harper, L.J. (2008). Strategies for effective vocabulary instruction. Reading Improvement, 45(2), 62-68.
Taylor-Goh, S. (2005). Royal college of speech and language therapists: Clinical guidelines. United Kingdom: Speechmark.