Head Sprout: computer program for early learners
Use the summer before school starts.
Pre K – 2
Pre- reading skills.
: bring in an object that begins with the letter of the week to present and discuss. Students select.
*What a Word Isn’t
(define what it isn’t, can also draw what it isn’t)
The First 100 Words
Involve students in selecting words Vobackulary:
Index cards of vocabulary words. Put on backs of students. Get up and move around and ask others question to determine your word.
Game using vocabulary. Could use after introducing words for review. One gives clues the other guesses.
Isabel Beck: Building Robust Vocabulary, Tiers of words according to their use.
Wordsift.com Enter words and it will visualize for you
CORE Vocabulary Handbook: teaching explicitly and through content reading
Multiple Exposures to build into meaning: chart the words to remind teachers what words need to be reviewed to help internalize.
Explicit Instruction use 12 Times…..to internalize a word.
Selecting Vocabulary: using the content areas
Highlight new words, gather and identify
Reading A- Z Website to subscribe to…can download books in several languages