One of the tasks that I have intentionally focused on this semester is vocabulary instruction. Marzano’s Building Background Knowledge book is a good place to start.
After looking at what he suggests, and considering my students’ strengths and weaknesses, I produced the following “form” to assist students in vocabulary development.
The early results are in, and intentional vocabulary instruction seems to be working. The students are interested and energized. They are using the words in class discussion.
I administered the first quiz today, and I am including that in this post as well.