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Strategies for Developing Vocabulary


Partial Vocabulary Workshop.pptx (abridged) Vocabulary Workshop by WCPSS Hearing Impaired teacher
This includes research and methods to teach what the research has shown to work.
Complete Vocabulary Workshop This was created for educational purposes only, many ideas came from others. Let us know if you are the original creator of any part and we'll give you the credit.

Judy Montgomery, PhD CCC-SLP Vocabulary Workshop by California Speech & Language Pathologist
Vocabulary Blog Blogs about teaching vocabulary, links (at the bottom) to other sites
PebbleGo Use with worksheet to work on classification, attributes, functions, and definitions. You need a log in (many WCPSS schools have one.)

Organizer to use for classification, attributes, functions, definitions.

Vocabulary Development Suggestions for Student Presentations


Wordia Upload a video of student giving the meaning for a word to demonstrate they know vocabulary, they've changed the site, search "student videos". Sorry this does not seem to be working at this time, I'm leaving the link, in case it is temporary.


Technology
Use
Ignite Wikis
Good idea of how to set up a vocabulary wiki
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqGbCjFFs6I
Using technology to teach vocabulary
http://talk-it-out.wikispaces.com/Vocabulary
WCPSS students enter their vocabulary, use "Secretkid" "WCPSS123" to enter



Dictionaries and Resources

Technology
Use
http://www.kids.net.au/
Kid's dictionary and thesaurus among other things
Merriam-Webster.com
Choose topic: pictures, labeled, labeled words defined
http://www.etymonline.com/
Word origins use through time & language
Dictionary Reference.com
Dictionary and word of the day
Visual Thesaurus.com
Word relationships shown visually, parts of speech
VisuWords.com
Word relationships shown visually, parts of speech (another site than that above)
Enchanted Learning.com
Picture dictionary for young children, by topics or letter
Learning Chocolate.com
Words in categories with pictures and (auditory) pronunciation
Vocab Ahead.com
Click on a letter for listed words, videos define them
Bilingual Glossaries
Click on the particular language in the content area, you get a bilingual dictionary of terms
Neok12.com
Good for Science and other vocabulary, you can find demonstrations for example
My Vocabulary.com
Root word lessons, word lists, SAT prep
Teach-ict.com
A glossary of ICT terms, try "microphone", you can add information

A list of idioms
DARE Language Project
Dictionary of American Regional English

Activities

Science Kids.co.nz has interactive games for example “friction"



Technology
Use
Internet 4 Classrooms.com
Word of the Day, Analogy of the Day, Daily Buzzword, Idiom of the Day, and much more.
Vocabulary.co.il
Vocabulary games
Free Rice.com
Multiple choice to develop vocabulary
http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm
Can download to convert text to speech
http://quizlet.com/
Vocabulary flash cards & games. Some content area already have some or you can develop your own
www.spellingcity.com
Enter vocabulary, learn to spell, play games, test, and more
Dltk-Cards.com
Make vocabulary bingo cards
Easy Test Maker.com
Make vocabulary tests - multiple choice, matching, etc
Visual Thesaurus.com
Lessons on affixes
Vocabulary.com
Answer questions, predicts vocabulary you don’t know and teaches it


Internet 4 Classrooms.com/enrichment
Daily SAT/ACT vocabulary prep (have to sign up), good for high school students to do at home.
My Vocabulary.com
Affixes & root word lessons, also SAT prep