This session is designed to train teachers in Explicit Vocabulary Instruction. Explicit Instruction is a deep-dive into the meaning and nuances of one to two words per day with many opportunities for student practice. Explicit Instruction aims to help students understand important and useful words deeply, and model for students how complex, nuanced, and mutable words can be. It is one component of a two-part approach with Implicit Vocabulary Instruction to achieve both depth and breadth of vocabulary knowledge.
Through analysis of master teachers’ techniques and deep practice, participants in the session will develop understanding and strengthen skills with:
- How to select words that are worthy of teaching in-depth
- How to teach words deeply so that students understand their nuance and complexity
- How to support students’ ability to use new words with accuracy and precision
- How to maintain and extend students’ word knowledge over time
Our goal is for you to save time planning a high-quality PD session and dive deep into the small concrete actions that advance your teachers’ skills from good to great. The Plug and Play provides you with:
✓ A fully customizable PowerPoint presentation with embedded videos of Explicit Vocabulary in action
✓ Facilitator notes for what to say and do for each slide
✓ 6 video clips, with detailed analysis of each clip
✓ Carefully designed practice activities
✓ Feedback Cheat Sheets—prioritized success points for coaching teachers on
✓ Participant Handouts for interactive note taking
✓ Next steps to ensure what’s learned in the session carries over to classrooms
PACKAGE WITH IMPLICIT VOCABULARY
Since Explicit Vocabulary works in conjunction with Implicit Vocabulary to build students’ breadth and depth of word knowledge, we offer you a discount to buy them as a package. Enter the code FABVOCAB when you check out for $50 off the combined total.
100 LEVEL: NO PREREQUISITES
This module can be used by any school. It does not require leader experience with or school-wide implementation of Teach Like a Champion techniques.