Dynamic Vocabulary Instruction (prev #: EDU-783I)

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3 Units
Independent Study

Course Description

Increase Literacy in Your Classroom with New Tools

Dynamic Vocabulary Instruction is designed to help K-12 educators examine and diversify literacy tools for vocabulary instruction to promote learning and improve academic success.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-12). Coursework is adaptable for elementary grades.

Course Materials: Text, Inside Words: Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary Grades 4-12, by Janet Allen, available at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com and Text, Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, by Isabel Beck, Margaret McKeown and Linda Kucan, available at your local bookstore or online at Amazon.com.

Hardware Requirements: Internet access is required.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDU-X783I – 010 Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $376

IS/Dynamic Vocabulary Instruction (prev #: EDU-783I)

Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
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$376
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

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What You Will Learn

  • Utilize a wide range of literacy tools for learning vocabulary as an adult learner
    • Concept Circles
    • Concept Ladder
    • Concept and Vocabulary: Categories and Labels
    • Contextual Redefinition
    • Dictoglos
    • Focused CLOZE
    • Frayer Model
    • Frequent Contact
    • "I'm Thinking of a Word . . . "
    • I Spy: A Word Scavenger Hunt
    • LEAD
    • List-Group-Label
    • Possible Questions
    • Possible Sentences
    • Previewing Content Vocabulary
    • Semantic Features Analysis
    • Survival of the Fittest
    • Vocab-o-gram
    • Word Sort
    • Word Walls
  • Explore a number of ways that vocabulary literacy tools can be used by K-12 educators
  • Explain the purpose and value of each vocabulary literacy tool covered in this course
  • Review related educational research
  • Plan lessons using several of vocabulary literacy tools

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Testimonials

I learned a lot of practical information that I was able to apply with my students immediately and it has been very effective!

Excellent course in my field of English and AVID!

Super Class! Great for any DoDEA Teacher!