Directly teaching vocabulary improves reading comprehension and increases subject area achievement. This course takes you inside classrooms, grades 6-12, where teachers are using highly engaging instructional strategies to help students commit vocabulary to long-term memory and deepen their understanding of course content.
The purpose of this course is to demonstrate strategies that easy to implement, flexible and well-suited to the demands of secondary classrooms. The techniques are effective across a wide range of subject areas and terms. You will see a wealth of practical ways to strengthen students’ vocabulary development using linguistic and nonlinguistic representations, including drawing and graphic organizers.
You will learn how to:
- Incorporate effective vocabulary instruction in a variety of ways, ranging from opening bell work to concept building
- Strengthen students’ vocabulary development using nonlinguistic representations, including drawing and graphic organizers
- Maximize participation and address a range of secondary student learning needs and interests
- Engage students in meaningful vocabulary practice to anchor words in long-term memory
- Harness the power of word walls to build vocabulary, develop concepts and increase student achievement across a variety of subject areas
Watch an excerpt from this course:
"I really liked the organization of the videos, the content, and resources. I enjoyed the format of the video course because I could review what I heard and listen again. I took lots of notes but the action plan helped me to focus my ideas on how I would implement it in the classroom."
– B. Kirsten
"I enjoyed this course and the strategies that I learned from it."
– S. Wuest
"This course was very informative. A positive aspect of it is that it is online and an educator can view it whenever and where ever."
– E. Beslagic
"I thought the video examples were fantastic! I plan to use many of these in my classes."
– A. Shenton