Vocabulary and High Frequency Words

Vocabulary and High Frequency Words

Because students learn in different ways, our curriculum should allow for differentiated instructional activities. With the push toward a core curriculum and the ?kill and drill? approach to standardized testing, many schools have forsaken creative approaches to teaching vocabulary and high frequency words. It is important to remember that each student has unique learning needs that must be met for effective learning to take place. In this section, learners will have the opportunity to create innovative lessons and develop a list of vocabulary resources to inspire creative ways of instilling literacy skills.
Required Reading:
Gunning, T. (2010): Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Technology Empowers Reading and Writing of Young Children
Taking Computers Out of the Corner: Making Technology Work in the Classroom

Assignment 3 Week 3: Word-Building Lesson
4 Word-Building Lesson

Using the word-building approach described in the readings, plan a 30 minute lesson in which a phonics or syllabic analysis element is introduced. State your objectives and describe each of the steps of the lesson. Please visit your local or school library to find children’s books or other materials that might be used to reinforce or apply the element taught. If possible, teach the lesson and evaluate its effectiveness.

Length: 3-5 pages (app. 350 words per page)

Your evaluations should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your evaluations should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.