Talking and Vocabulary
Thu Jul 18, 2013 09:29

I really like to get kids discussing new vocabulary as well. I think it is so important, especially when they are encountering new words that they discuss it with each other. We did a book study as a faculty with Bringing Words to Life and there were some really great vocabulary ideas in there. Many of them involved the students interacting with the words and each other repeatedly and in different contexts.

  • Re: Online Reading - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 17 15:46
    Heather, I really enjoyed the vocabulary articles also. There were a TON of resources to use. I like the collaborating to find definitions. I like to have kids talk them out before they look up the... more
    • Talking and Vocabulary - lohrmk, Thu Jul 18 09:29
    • Re: Online Reading - Anonymous, Wed Jul 17 23:53
      I like the idea of having them complete the graphic organizer with a partner, then more ideas of how to interpret the word are discussed. Does anyone have a site that has good online graphic... more
    • Re: Breanna - Heather Fisher, Wed Jul 17 17:54
      I like the organizers, I will surely do this and maybe just have them have a binder to keep them in and that way they have their own dictionary.Great ideas!
      • Re: Breanna - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 17 18:06
        I like that idea. Using what they have created to refer to. Awesome, I'm stealing the idea! I hope you don't mind! :)
    • Re: Online Reading - Natalie Kabel, Wed Jul 17 16:14
      Breanna, That seems like a really neat way to do vocabulary. What kind of graphic organizer do you complete with your kids? I would love to know more about how to do this so they can really... more
      • Re: Online Reading - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 17 18:34
        When we do our text complexity units we pick out a couple words to discuss through the week. For example with the word poverty the students would first discuss it then they would use context clues... more
        • Re: Online Reading - Natalie Kabel, Wed Jul 17 21:34
          Thank you for the clarification, that really helps!! I am going to try that with my kids this year!
Click here to receive daily updates