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Vocabulary Project

Focusing on Words with Multiple Meanings"Confusion about words with multiple meanings can also confound English language learners. For example, the word run has more than 60 meanings! This small word can refer to a rapid form of ambulation, entrance into a political contest, or a migration of fish, as well as dozens of other meanings."I will use this information to help guide instruction with my content area of reading because it is important for my future students to understand that many words have multiple meanings. I will do my best to teach them the multiple meanings so when they are reading and come across a word they will know which way the word is being used. This incorporates with Tier 2 words because Tier 2 words are "Academic words that appear across all types of text. These are often precise words that are used by the author in place of common words. (i.e. gallop instead of run). They change meaning with use." and this goes hand in hand with focusing on words with multiple meanings. Fisher, D. & Frey, N. (2016). Improving Adolescent Literacy. Content Area Strategies at Work. Pearson Education Inc.Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary. (n.d.). Retrieved February 21, 2016, from

Tiered Words: Which Words to TeachI knew that as a teacher I would be teaching my students new words, but I never thought in depth about how I would know what words to teach them and how it is important that I teach a select set of words rather than others. This article gave me an insight on how to pick which words to teach and it also made me think about English Language Learners and what teachers need to keep in mind when they are teaching new words to these types of students. For my content area of reading, I will use this information to help teach my students the words that are more important and essential to there learning rather than the less important ones.This entire article had to do with Tier 2 and how to choose which words are more important than others. This to me is important because without teaching students the proper words that are essential to their learning then they cannot be successful. I plan on looking at this more and learning more about it so I can be as successful of a teacher as possible to my students.Beck, I.L., McKeown, M.G., & Kucan, L. (2002). Bringing words to life.New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

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Productive Vocabulary Instruction Must Extend Beyond Word DefinitionsBefore this module I had never thought about how important this is because I have always been the student in this situation. Productive vocabulary instruction must extend beyond word definitions means that we as teachers must be aware as to how students interpret the definition of a certain word. We must be aware of this because students may not have as much background knowledge on the word and may take it in a different context then we are wanting or expecting.I will use my knowledge of this for my content area by keeping in mind that not everyone has the same definition of things. Especially when it comes to teachers and students. I plan on teaching younger kids so I know this will be the case majorty of the time. For Tier 2 vocabulary I will take the words within that category and make sure my students understand the definitions as best as possible and I will make sure that I take into consideration the way they are interperting the definitions of these vocabulary words.Harmon, J. & Wood, K. (2008, October). Content-Area Vocabulary: A Critical Key to Conceptual Learning. Retrieved from


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