Segments in this Video

Step 1: Describe (05:10)


Find out what students already know about the term. Provide a description, explanation, or example of the new vocabulary term using everyday language.

Step 2: Restate (01:48)

Ask students to restate the description, explanation, or example in their own words. ESL students can write in their first language to help them connect the word to what they already know.

Step 3: Draw (02:21)

Ask students to construct a picture, symbol, or graphic representing the term they just learned. Monitor progress and clarify any misunderstandings about the definition.

Step 4: Activities (03:31)

Engage students periodically in activities that add to their knowledge. Understanding a new vocabulary term improves when students are exposed to the word multiple times.

Step 5: Discuss (04:38)

Ask students to discuss terms with one another. The social aspect of comparing knowledge with other students helps them understand and retain new vocabulary words.

Step 6: Games (04:19)

Involve students in games that allow them to play with new terms. This exposes them to words multiple times and associates new vocabulary words with fun.

Building Academic Vocabulary Books (02:04)

Set aside time to focus on vocabulary. This process is an efficient, effective way to teach students new words.

Credits: A Six-Step Process for Teaching Vocabulary: Elementary (00:30)

Credits: A Six-Step Process for Teaching Vocabulary: Elementary

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A Six-Step Process for Teaching Vocabulary: Elementary

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Using demonstrations from elementary classrooms to show examples of a research-based, six-step vocabulary teaching process, this program highlights how actual classroom teachers walk through the vocabulary teaching process and build students' academic vocabulary. These classroom examples and lots of teacher tips ensure that teachers grasp the instructional process right away and find it easier to implement.

Length: 25 minutes

Item#: BVL204122

Copyright date: ©2005

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