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Development of Language


Community of Learners

The tools and strategies suggested in the Vocabulary Cycle require discussion and sharing of student learning to build a community of learners. The Flashcards can be shared with teachers and students, and created by teachers and students. How each teacher adapts the vocabulary ideas can be posted on a blog for others to also adapt. 

Assessment for Learning

By creating a series of vocabulary activities within the lesson cycle, teachers can continuously monitor and adjust lessons for the class and for individuals, offering alternative activities and strategies with feedback.    Assessment

Development of Language

All the activities in the vocabulary section provide for enhancing the understanding of content words within the context of the teacher's and students' expectations and experiences.



Vocabulary Introduction: Annotated explanation of content for Development of Language: Vocabulary

The Vocabulary Cycle page elaborates on the 5Cs  (Concept, Content, Clarify, Cut, Construct -- Cycle), teachers and students develop vocabulary lists for the content classroom. A cycle of strategies for the classroom results that will help students develop accurate schema for understanding the words of the work they must learn. Examples with directions and images for tools are provided.

Vocabulary Tools provide many links and tools for online dictionaries and interactive activities.

Contents: Vocabulary Introduction, Vocabulary Cycle, Vocabulary Tools
Subpages (1): Vocabulary