Better Vocabulary Instruction to Increase Reading Comprehension
About the Course
This class will focus on strategies that will help classroom teachers scaffold and build Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary lessons. We will be using lessons and texts from Laura Robb’s book, Vocabulary is Comprehension: Getting to the Root of Text Complexity, so teachers will leave with a working portfolio of already created lessons. We will also study how to differentiate the vocabulary and how to frontload vocabulary for complex texts. In addition, we will create mini-lessons that are engaging and motivating for students, learn how to engage students by using interactive website/apps like Quizlet to encourage participation and risk-taking.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain the difference between Tier 2 and Tier 3 Vocabulary and identify them in curriculum.
- Understand and explain the current trends in vocabulary instruction and what are “best practices”
- Create vocabulary mini-lessons and activities in Quizlet.
- Create a plan for integrating vocabulary strategies and how to differentiate them in lesson plans and the classroom.