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V: VOCABULARY

Objectives

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

  • Identify the forms or types of vocabulary
  • Sequence the levels of word knowledge
  • Describe the Vocabulary Gap
  • Recognize the contribution vocabulary size has on comprehension
  • Name and explain the components of effective vocabulary instruction
  • Describe vocabulary instruction that supports the needs of English-language learners

Key Terms


  • Intentional vocabulary teaching
  • Incidental vocabulary learning
  • Specific word instruction
  • Receptive vocabulary
  • Productive vocabulary
  • Word learning strategies
  • Cognate awareness
  • False cognates
  • Morphemic analysis
  • Contextual analysis
  • Rich and robust instruction
  • Word consciousness
  • Adept diction

Assessment

 

Instructional PowerPoint

 
 

Web Resources

The following websites and resources may be useful to reading teachers in planning and implementing their lessons.