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Title: Supporting Students with Special Needs EDSC 310 Presentation

Supporting Students with Special Needs
  • Inclusion Strategies for Secondary Classrooms
  • Chapter 5
  • Teaching the Concepts and Vocabulary of Our
  • Presentation by Nicole Gockel

Teaching the Concepts and Vocabulary of Our
  • Guidelines for Evaluating Vocabulary
  • Instruction should help students relate new
    vocabulary to their background knowledge.
  • Instruction should help students develop
    elaborated word knowledge.
  • Instruction should provide for active student
    involvement in learning new vocabulary.
  • Instruction should develop students strategies
    for acquiring new vocabulary independently.

Multisensory Strategies to Help ELN Students
Learn Concepts and Vocabulary
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Semantic Feature Analysis Matrix
  • Compare and Contrast Vocabulary Matrix
  • Typology
  • Word Analysis Diagram
  • Semantic Map
  • Quick Sketching a Definition
  • Total Physical Response and Vocabulary Drama
  • Keyword Mnemonic Strategy
  • Teach Greek and Latin Morphemes
  • Vocabulary Word Wall
  • Learning Games
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Vocabulary Words Card Ring

Compare and Contrast Vocabulary Matrix
FDRs New Deal
Program or Act Year Enacted Significance
Civilian Conservation Corps Program 1933 Sent 250,000 young men to work camps to perform reforestation and conservation tasks.
Social Security Act Act 1935 Provided pensions, unemployment insurance, and aid to blind, deaf, disabled, and dependent children.
Civil Works Administration Program 1933 Provided public works jobs at 15/week.
Glass-Steagall Act Act 1934 Created federally insured bank deposits to prevent bank failures.
Quick Sketching a Definition
  • Students take a new word and sketch a picture
    that represents the word to them. By drawing and
    explaining their picture and by experiencing and
    hearing the other students explanations and
    drawings, the word becomes multirepresentational
    and is stored in multiple places in the students

Total Physical Response and Vocabulary Drama
  • Total Physical Response (TPR) is a kinesthetic
    strategy designed to help students learn
    vocabulary through movement. Not only is it
    effective, its fun for students too! Below is an
    example from a 7th grade class at Walker Middle
    School in Salem, Oregon.

Vocabulary Word Wall
  • An interactive word wall, though seldom seen in
    secondary schools, is proven to be an effective
    method to help students (even at the secondary
    level) develop their vocabularies. This can be
    further enhanced by the addition of images.
    Vocabulary Word Walls can be used in every
    subject and classroom, for example the social
    studies classroom below.

Learning Games
  • Learning games like board games and computer
    games are not only fun, but effective at teaching
    students vocabulary and concepts. An example is
    the key term Bingo card to the side. As the
    teacher calls out key term definitions, students
    match the definition to the key term.

Peer Tutoring
Peer tutoring can be a successful method in
vocabulary development, but only in a structured
environment. In order for this technique to be
effective, students cannot simply work together
but must follow a routine with explicit scripts.
Vocabulary Word Card Ring
  • As students encounter new vocabulary words they
    can create a new word card and add it to their
    Vocabulary Word Card Ring. A particularly
    effective method is writing the word on the front
    and the definition and a Keyword Mnemonic on the
    back. This technique helps students to become
    fluent and proficient in knowledge and
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