Building Social Studies Vocabulary

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Building

Social Studies

Vocabulary

Texas Social Studies

Supervisors Association Conference

Austin, Texas

March, 2010

Presented by

Debbie Behling, M.Ed.

Education
Specialist

Region 4 Education Service Center

Houston, Texas

dbehling@esc4.net


http://www.theansweris4.net




Building Social Studies Vocabulary


TSSSA Conference

Presented by Debbie Behling, Region 4


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Today’s Objectives



Explore

research
-
based strategies in a social studies context that support
academic vocabulary development.



Experience

hands
-
on activities and take classroom
-
ready applications for
immediate implementation.


Think
-
Pair
-
Share
:

How do teachers deliver vocabulary

instruction to their students?



What strategies do they use?



How effective are these strategies?



How do we know if these strategies are effective?



What part does background knowledge play in learning new vocabulary?



Building Social Studies Vocabulary


TSSSA Conference

Presented by Debbie Behling, Region 4


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(
Based on
Building Academic Vocabulary,
Marzano, R. & Pickering, D. 2005.

ASCD: Alexandria, page 3)




















(Ibid., page 2)


Kinder
Grade 3
Grade 8
Grade 11
Relative Reading Level

Estimated Effect of Academic
Background Knowledge
(ABK)

on
Reading Levels

Without ABK
With ABK
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
No DVI
With DVI
50%

83%

Assessment Measurement

Direct Vocabulary Instruction (DVI)

Results of Direct Vocabulary
Instruction as Measured by
Standardized Tests

Building Social Studies Vocabulary


TSSSA Conference

Presented by Debbie Behling, Region 4


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Five Phases of Creating a List of Academic Vocabulary Terms



Phase 1:

Make decisions about the target number of words to be taught at
each grade level and across grade levels.



Phase 2:

Develop and rank order the terms under consideration for each
grade level. Include terms connected to local, state, and national standards.



Phase 3:

Determine how many terms should be taught in each academic area.



Phase 4:

Generate the final list of terms.



Phase 5:

Assign terms to specific grades.

(Ibid., page 9)


Six Steps for Teaching Vocabulary



1.


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TSSSA Conference

Presented by Debbie Behling, Region 4


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4.


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5.


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6.


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Games:



What Is the Question? (Jeopardy!)



Vocabulary Charades



Name That Category (Pyramid)



Draw Me
(Pictionary/Win, Lose, or Draw)



Talk a Mile a Minute (Taboo, Catch Phrase)


Additional Games:



Conga Line Vocabulary



Semantic Feature Analysis



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TSSSA Conference

Presented by Debbie Behling, Region 4


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Resources


Print Resources

Behling, D, &
Williams, D (2006).
Reading to learn in social studies

s
eries. Houston:
Region 4. (Series includes Grades 6
-
8 and Grade 9
-
12)


Behling, D, & Williams, D (2003). TAKS social studies preparation series. Houston:
Regio
n 4. (Series includes Grades 5, 8, 10 and 11, as well as other content areas)


Buehl, D (2008). Classroom strategies for interactive learning. Newark:
International Reading Association.


Cunha, N, Heilman, G, Ingle, M, Linsc
omb, D, Olson, S, & Williams,
O.

(2006).
Reading to learn in
science

series
. Houston: Region 4. (Series includes Grades 3
-
5,
Grades 6
-
8 and Grade 9
-
12)


Marzano, R, & Pickering, D (2005). Building academic vocabulary: teacher’s manual.
Alexandria: Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development.


Marzano, R (2004). Building background knowledge for academic achievement:
research on what works in schools. Alexandria: Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development.


Santa, C, Havens, L, & Valdes, B (2004). Project CRI
SS: creating independence
through student
-
owned strategies. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.


Web Resources

Buehl, Doug (2008, March 3). Generative vocabulary instruction helps students find
meaning. Retrieved August 3, 2009, from Wisconsin Education Association Cou
ncil
Website:
http://www.weac.org/news_and_publications/education_news/2007
-
2008/readingroom_generative.aspx

.


Buehl, Doug (2006, June 2). Learn
ing vocabulary in context. Retrieved August 3,
2009, from Wisconsin Education Association Council Website:
http://www.weac.org/news_and_publications/educat
ion_news/2004
-
2005/read_context.aspx

.


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TSSSA Conference

Presented by Debbie Behling, Region 4


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Buehl, Doug (2005, February 1). Waging ‘vocab war’ in class. Retrieved August 3,
2009, from Wisconsin Education Association Council Website:
http://www.weac.org/news_and_publications/education_news/2004
-
2005/read_waging.aspx

.


Mr. Mynatt’s Web 2.0 Class, Irving High School
. (
Creator
). (2001).
Word of the
day
. [Web]. Retrieved from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iDZgk0Ihp0
.