SOS Strategies: Vocabulary Development


Session Description

Research emphasizes that vocabulary development is a vital part of all content learning, but it is too often ignored. The link between vocabulary knowledge and comprehension is undeniable. Teachers must build word-rich environments in which to immerse students and teach and model good word learning strategies. Come to this session to learn about some SOS Strategies: Vocabulary Development that you can implement in your classroom immediately to boost your students vocabulary! 

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the sessions participants will know / be able to: 
  1.  Explore multiple strategies to explicitly teach vocabulary in the classroom

Warm Up: 

Activity 1: SOS Vocabulary Stepping Stone

Activity 2: Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt 

Activity 3: ABC Summary with AlphaBoxes

Additional Resources