Building Student Vocabulary The ESL Team: Cathy Jacobs - cathy.jacobs Christina Mahar – christina.mahar Betsy Schneider – elisabethr.schneider
SIOP STEPS • Lesson Preparation • Building Background • Comprehensible Input • Strategies • Interaction • Practice Application • Lesson Delivery • Review & Assessment
Objectives Lesson Preparation Content Language Students will be able to draw conclusions about ?. Discovery Ed. Curriculum Alignment Students will be able to write/draw and discuss predictions after hearing a sound effect. Retreat Handouts\Verbs for Writing Content and Language Objectives.docx
SIOP Strategy: Personal Dictionaries • Created by students as an individual vocabulary and spelling resource • Students color code dictionaries based upon subject and content • School wide system with total faculty involvement
SIOP Strategy: Four Corners Vocabulary • A graphic organizer that makes vocabulary words comprehensible • Includes the word, a definition, a sentence, a picture and ELL students can translate the word as well • See handouts on tables
SIOP Strategy: Catch Phrase Vocabulary becomes a game! • Students are given a card with an academic vocabulary word written on it. • Smaller words in the corner are the words that students CAN’T say when they are trying to describe the word. • This game introduces rigor to students because they have to think about how to describe the concept in a clear way, while avoiding the use of some words. NOW YOU TRY! Mammal Describe this word Don’t use this word in the description. animal
BICS & CALP (James Cummins) • BICS: Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (social English) • CALP: Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (academic English)
Strategies • TPR- Fingers and Footplay • Graphic Organizers- Using Graphic Organizers • Read Aloud- Windows of My World • Peer Teaching- Today’s Classroom • DR-TA- Literacy and Learning • KWL – Using KWL • Questioning- Drawing Inferences and Generating Questions
Frequent opportunities for interaction and discussion—Supply “oral rehearsal” • Group students to support language and content objectives with varied pairs, triads, teams • Opportunities for clarification for concepts in L1 Interaction = Cooperative learning
Application • Activities for student to apply content and language knowledge in the classroom • Activities that integrate all language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) • Exploration Sample 1 • Virtual Labs How does your garden grow?
Lesson Delivery NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! Graffiti Write!
Review/Assessment: review the key vocabulary, key content concepts, give feedback, and assess student comprehension Games Outcome Sentences • I wonder… • I discovered… • I still want to know… • I learned… • I still don’t understand… • I still have a question about… • I will ask a friend about…