Monday, August 8, 2011

Marzano's Six Steps for Vocabulary Instruction


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Last year we had Mark Fosseid of Marzano Research Associates, in for some high quality professional development on Academic Vocabulary Instruction.  After two days, we had developed essential vocabulary words in science, K-5.  See below:


Click here to download Lake Myra Essential Vocabulary

Vertical PLT's are also in the process of developing essential lists for Math, Language Arts and Social Studies.  The way words end up on the list is based on a set of criteria recommend my Marzano & Associates.  Vocabulary Notebooks are also in practice in all K-5 classrooms and is an academic accountability component of our School Improvement Plan (SIP).

Using "tights and looses" language, vocabulary notebooks are a tight, the physical way they look and kept are classroom looses...teachers and grade levels decide this piece.  Teachers at our school mostly use two options for the notebook itself...a composition book or xerox templates.
Here is an example of pre-made templates from the Fresno Unified School District.

Here is a first grade example from Lake Myra last year, most teachers use composition books as we are "going green" schoolwide and reducing the amount of paper and xeroxes we use.





Other vocabulary resources:




7 comments:

  1. Do you have Marzano's Vocabulary games book? If so do you like it and feel it is worth the money? Not sure if I should buy it or not???

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  2. This is great! Thank you! I am so impressed with your blog.

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  3. I love the real examples from first graders... it makes it so "do-able". Thank you!

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  4. It was so nice of you to share this wonderful information! Thank you! I can't wait to see what your next post brings!
    Teri
    5th Grade Tomfoolery

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  5. How is the vocabulary notebook organized? ABC order, date introduced, subject???

    Thanks!!

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    1. Great question! I will be addressing in my Tier 2 Vocabulary and Text Complexity blog post this week. I'm working on it...it will be a meaty post.

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  6. Thank-you for keeping this going! I just found out that I am teaching First grade after teaching 5/6 for 12 years. Major shock that was! This has relieved some of my anxiety.

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