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A Prereading Strategy: Using the Vocabulary, Language, Prediction (VLP) Approach

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A Prereading Strategy: Using the Vocabulary, Language, Prediction (VLP) Approach

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 45-minute lessons
Lesson Author

Valerie A. Adair, M.Ed.

Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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Student Interactives

Professional Library

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Choosing, Chatting, and Collecting: Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy

Students identify interesting words from Shakespeare's plays and add them to a classroom vocabulary collection.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

ABC Bookmaking Builds Vocabulary in the Content Areas

V is for vocabulary. A content area unit provides the theme for a specialized ABC book, as students select, research, define, and illustrate a word for each alphabet letter.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Viewing Vocabulary: Building Word Knowledge Through Informational Websites

Students read a text to identify important words, discuss them with peers, summarize the text, and read related texts to identify how those words are used in other contexts.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Solving Word Meanings: Engaging Strategies for Vocabulary Development

Vocabulary gumshoes use context clues and semantics to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Internalization of Vocabulary Through the Use of a Word Map

Students practice with words and develop both definitional and contextual knowledge through two agents—purposeful sequencing of steps and collaboration with peers.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Building Vocabulary: Making Multigenre Glossaries Based on Student Inquiry

Students choose unfamiliar words from their reading and create a multigenre, multimodal glossary of terms.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Focusing Reader Response Through Vocabulary Analysis

Students suggest and categorize words that they associate with a novel they have recently read, ranging from details about the plot to feelings about a character.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Book Report Alternative: Sharing Info from Informational Reading

Reporting on an informational book doesn’t have to be boring! Instead of the traditional book report format, students create newspapers using a Printing Press interactive to share what they have learned from reading informational books.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Using a Word Journal to Create a Personal Dictionary

Students will be the definition of vocabulary experts as they use the skills they learn in this lesson to track, define, and ultimately master unfamiliar words.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Crossword Puzzles

This tool allows students to complete crossword puzzles on a variety of grade-appropriate topics, and also create and print their own crossword puzzles.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Alphabet Organizer

Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   3 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Ten Important Words Plus: A Strategy for Building Word Knowledge

The strategy presented in this article can be used to build and enrich students' understanding of words in any subject area.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension

Nagy describes the three methods of vocabulary instruction that most effectively improve comprehension and the teaching methods that employ them.

 

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