Vocabulary

Vocabulary Resources

Marzano Vocabulary Resources

Building Academic Vocabulary Appendix

Marzano 6-step Vocabulary presentation

Archer Vocabulary presentation

Words at Work elementary presentation

Words at Work high school presentation

Winter Workshop vocabulary presentation

 

 

Professional Development Sites for Learning to Teach Vocabulary Effectively
Explicit Instruction
View Elementary and Secondary Videos of Explicit Instruction by Dr. Anita Archer
www.explicitinstruction.org

IES – Institute for Educational Sciences
Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practice GuideThese guides present strategies that teachers can use to increase the reading ability of adolescent students.http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/practiceguide.aspx?sid=8
Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework
Resources are focused on the essential elements of Vocabulary Instruction
http://oregonliteracypd.uoregon.edu/topic/vocabulary-development

IRIS Center STAR Legacy Module: Secondary Reading Instruction
Teaching Vocabulary and Comprehension in the Content Areas
Learn about the need for today’s students to read across content areas like social studies and science
http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/sec_rdng/chalcycle.htm

University of Texas at Austin Searchlight – EXCELLENT FREE ONLINE COURSE for K-4
Select a grade, a topic and a category to locate K-5 Vocabulary Classroom Applications, Example Lessons, Videos, and Simulations.
http://www.texasreadsource.org/PDSRIWebApp/jsp/login.jsp

Dictionaries and Thesauri

CoBuild Dictionary
This dictionary has at least one example sentence for almost every meaning of every word. The example sentences show how a word is really used by speakers of English, not an Editor.
http://www.mycobuild.com/free-search.aspx

Collins English Dictionary

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english

Etymology Dictionary
Etymologies are explanations of what words meant and how they sounded 600-2,000 years ago.
http://www.etymonline.com/

Prefix Suffix English Language Roots Reference
http://prefixsuffix.com/

Snappy Words
www.snappywords.com

Thesaurus
http://thesaurus.com/

Visual Thesaurus
An interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words.
http://nnnc.visualthesaurus.com/

Visuwords
Online Graphical Dictionary
http://visuwords.com/

Word Central
Designed for students by Merriam-Webster. Give your memory a growth spurt.
http://wordcentral.com/

Wordsmyth
Premier Educational Dictionary and Thesaurus
http://www.wordsmyth.net/


Webinars
Anita Archer: Teaching Vocabulary and Concepts in Early Reading: Application of Explicit Instruction Research
http://panopto.uoregon.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=d5f9fc92-5c45-41a4-9086-67363df0e617

Teaching Basic Vocabulary by Robert Marzano (Handouts and Powerpoint) 1 hour and 20 minutes
http://www.marzanoresearch.com/resources/webinars/vocabulary-for-the-common-core-and-new-science-standards-webinar-ewp075

 

Websites for Vocabulary Practice and Exploration

Big Ideas in Beginning Reading K-3
http://reading.uoregon.edu/

English Vocabulary Exercises
http://www.englishvocabularyexercises.com/

ESU #3 Vocabulary Wikispace
http://esu3vocab.wikispaces.com/home

ESU #4 Vocabulary Wiki
http://esu4vocabularystrategies.wikispaces.com/
Exam English – Free Practice Tests for Learners of English
http://www.examenglish.com/vocabulary/academic_wordlist.html

Exceptional Expressions for Everyday Events
Series of 32 flexible vocabulary development lessons each focusing on an everyday concept.
Download the 173 new edition for free.
http://www.textproject.org/assets/products/e4/download/TextProject-E4-Complete_Edition.pdf

Florida Center for Reading Research
Select Vocabulary, K-5 Grade Level, and Category
http://www.fcrr.org/FAIR_Search_Tool/FAIR_Search_Tool.aspx

Nebraska Standards Instructional Tool (Glossary)
http://www.education.ne.gov/AcademicStandards/SIT/

Quizlet
Largest flash cards and study games website covering every subject
http://quizlet.com/
View “How to Use” Quizlet Movie
http://streaming.esu3.org/videos/qt/esu3/PDD_QT/FtCalhoun/FortCalhounF2FKrambeck10-08-10.mov

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Technology Tools and Vocabulary Instruction ESU 3

Text Project by Elfrieda (Freddy) Hiebert
http://www.textproject.org/

Using English for Academic Purposes
http://www.uefap.com/vocab/vocfram.htm

Virtual Learning Library (Click on English/Language Arts and Choose Grade Level)
http://net.pbslearningmedia.org/

VocabAhead Vocabulary Videos
http://www.vocabahead.com/

VocabGrabber
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/vocabgrabber/

Vocabulary Building Games
http://www.vocabulary.co.il/

Vocabulary Workshop Sadlier Flashcard Sets
http://quizlet.com/subject/sadlier/

Vocabulogic Blog: Bridging the Verbal Divide
http://vocablog-plc.blogspot.com/

Word Dynamo
Register for free to begin learning vocabulary in a fun and engaging way.
http://dynamo.dictionary.com/

Word Generation
A free research-based vocabulary program for middle school students designed to teach words through language arts, math, science, and social studies classes. It requires only 15 minutes a week from each content area teacher.
http://www.wordgeneration.org/proven.html

Wordle
Generate a “word cloud” from text you enter
www.wordle.net

Word SiftNancy Frey.
Enter text to identify key words that link to Google Images and Virtual Thesaurus
www.wordsift.com



High Quality Vocabulary Books

Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, Second Edition by Beck, I.L. & McKeown

Building Academic Vocabulary by Robert Marzano and Debra J. Pickering.

Vocabulary for the Common Core by Marzano and Simms

 

Vocabulary Games for the Classroom by Carleton and Marzano

Vocabulary Instruction: Research to Practice, Second Edition by Baumann and Kame’enui

Vocabulary Their Way: Word Study with Middle and Secondary Students (Grades 4-12) by Shane Templeton, Francine Johnston, Donald Bear and Marcia Invernizzi

Word Wise and Content Rich: 5 Essential Steps to Teaching Academic Vocabulary (Grades 7-12) by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey


Word List Suggestions

The First 4,000 Words by Michael Graves
http://www.sewardreadingresources.com/fourkw.html