What does vocabulary look like?
When teaching vocabulary to students you need to teach them to:
Vocabulary development, includes encoding word meanings and networks of meanings as both influence reading ability. The size of a reader’s vocabulary influences the number of words that can be recognized.
In addition, a knowledge of vocabulary predicts comprehension ability (Dewitz & Dewitz, 2003).
Explicitly teaching Prep students’ vocabulary building skills (synonyms) and sequencing through oral re-tell to improve listening comprehension.
Explicitly teaching vocabulary development when using “read-alouds” to Year 2 students to improve comprehension.
Explicitly teaching vocabulary and sentence structure to Prep students to improve listening comprehension.
Explicitly teaching Oral Language strategies to prep students to improve literacy outcomes.
A study undertaken in Victoria, exploring early communicative development and implications for students in the early years of schooling.
Predicting vocabulary at age one and two years from gesture and object use.
Author/Publisher: Gene P. Ouellette
This article distinguishes between vocabulary breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge to better explain the role of oral vocabulary in various reading skills. Journal of Educational Psychology Vol. 98, No. 3, 554–566. Copyright 2006 by the American Psychological Association 2006.
Author: Edited by Wagner, Muse and Tannenbaum (2007)
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Vocabulary and reading comprehension are among Reading First’s five key literacy topics; this book presents current research findings and considers their significance for instruction. Specific information is provided on challenges facing English language learners.
Author/Publisher: ProQuest Education Journals
This paper examines the effect of 3 conditions on students’ vocabulary acquisition: listening to stories with and without an explanation of target words, and no exposure to stories or vocabulary (the control conditions). The Elementary School Journal; Mar 1996; 96, 4; ProQuest Education Journals pg.415. For the full article..
Adding ten minutes of reading time dramatically changes levels of print exposure
To improve children’s vocabulary and spelling skills. Scrabble is a fun way to improve your student’s English, vocabulary, reading, and overall grammar skills.
Consider some excellent lesson models for teaching vocabulary, explaining idioms, fostering word consciousness, instruction for English Language Learners, and mnemonic strategies.
The Word Whizzer – vocabulary development relating to language and literacy skills (and the introduction of a therapy resource)
This section of the websiite looks at vocabulary development. Two powerpoints on vocabulary development are provided for teachers.