Sustaining Strategic Readers
Vocabulary: Making Meaningful Connections
Jennifer L. Rosenboom
This chapter offers vocabulary strategies and techniques that support comprehensive vocabulary instruction to enhance students' understanding of new terminology, academic vocabulary, and concepts. Students can benefit from intentional support to command the vast reading and oral vocabulary required of 21st-century learners. Teachers can use the Motivation/Engagement section within many techniques as an additional means of motivating the whole learner and creating 21st-century secondary learners. This section allows for differentiation within the technique as needed to meet the needs of all learners. In addition, assessments are embedded within each strategy for educators to evaluate students' strengths and weaknesses within a particular strategy. Appropriate teacher talk, aligned with Bloom's taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge levels, is provided at the beginning of each of the strategy sections and within each technique; using such teacher talk encourages readers to think strategically as they employ the given skills.
Ellery, V., & Rosenboom, J.L. (2009).
Vocabulary: Making Meaningful Connections.
In Sustaining Strategic Readers (pp. 77-110). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.