Sunday, September 22, 2013

Love it and list it: Vocabulary Link up!

The fantastic Jenna over at Speech Room News has set up another Love it and List it party.  It's an opportunity to list 3-5 of your favorite products or ways to work on the topic of the month.  This month is focusing on Vocabulary.  I tend to teach vocabulary by focusing on: multiple meaning words, prefixes/suffixes, teaching a strategy for definitions and teaching synonyms/antonyms.  In school settings I will focus on teaching curriculum vocabulary, but I don't focus as much on specific vocabulary teaching in outpatient settings.  Here are some of my favorites:

1.  The Expanding Expression Tool (EET) :  I bet this one is on a lot of lists.  This is a great tool for teaching kids a strategy for defining and thinking about vocabulary words.  I LOVE the physical aspect of this.  I use the EET strand, student strands, steppers and stickers!  This is one of the first things I pull out in therapy.


2.  Descripto Bingo:  Before I used EET, I liked using the initial "Detective map" in Descripto Bingo to help my clients develop a visual map for defining words.


3.  Word Joggers and Word Joggers Junior:  I love these two products for providing a variety of ways to target vocabulary and word retrieval

4.  Just for Laughs: Understanding Multiple Meaning Words.  I love using jokes to help teach Multiple Meaning Words.  I also had a copy of Cartoon Cut Ups which is out of print-which was great for explaining multiple meanings and figurative language.  


5.  Word Feast-Middle School:  I used this a lot with my middle school and high school students to work on vocabulary within oral reading tasks.  They do a great job of building on the vocabulary taught throughout each lesson too!


I'm really excited to see what everyone else has listed-I'm always looking for new ways to teach vocabulary.  Check out everyone else's suggestions or link up by heading over to Speech Room News.


2 comments:

Jenna Rayburn said...

Thanks for linking up!
Jenna

Mary Cooper said...

I use "Descripto Bingo" a LOT!

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