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CHAPTER 11: SPECIFIC WORD INSTRUCTION

Objectives


As a result of reading and studying this chapter students will be able to:

  • Identify research that has informed specific word instruction
  • Describe the Three Tier System for selecting vocabulary to teach
  • Identify the modified criteria for the Three Tier System for English-language learners
  • Explain how word acquisition and categories of word knowledge can guide the selection of words on which to focus instruction
  • Explain the concept of rich and robust vocabulary instruction
  • Identify instructional strategies that use vocabulary that is contextualized in literature
  • Identify instructional strategies for introducing specific vocabulary words
  • Identify instructional strategies for developing in-depth word knowledge
  • Identify ways to motivate students to extend vocabulary use outside of the classroom
  • Identify when specific vocabulary words can be introduced or reviewed during a reading lesson
  • Identify appropriate assessment and intervention for vocabulary knowledge

Key Terms


  • the Three Tier System
  • Contextualized in literature
  • Teacher-created contexts
  • Text talk
  • Direct Explanation Method

Assessment

 

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