ERIC Number: ED469795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Vocabulary Instruction for Secondary Students. Professional Development Guide.
Texas Univ., Austin. Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts.
This guide is designed to provide an overview of vocabulary development and to focus on ways that enhance secondary vocabulary instruction. It includes strategies for teaching vocabulary and for integrating vocabulary into a lesson. It includes specific instructional strategies for teaching vocabulary skills based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), using word parts, word association, context clues, and connotative meaning. This guide also contains information on making adaptations for struggling readers and writers (addressing students with disabilities and English language learners). Also provided are critical features of effective instruction and specific information on integrating the strategies into the classroom. Adaptations of several of the strategies for vocabulary development are included. The adaptations are identified by a "Bright Ideas" symbol. The guide includes four sections of materials for workshop presenters. The first section, Professional Development, consists of speaker's notes and activities to accompany each transparency. The second section, Transparencies, includes transparencies containing key points and activities for the workshop. The third section, Handouts/Activities, includes copies of the transparencies for participants to take notes and handouts that provide additional information on the strategies that are presented in the workshop. Many of the activities presented in the workshop require the use of the handouts in this section. The fourth section, References, contains 72 sources of information for further reading. (RS)
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Instructional Innovation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Training Methods, Vocabulary Development
Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712. Tel: 512-232-2320. For full text: http://www.texasreading.org/tcrla.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills