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Vocabulary routines are instructional strategies used to teach vocabulary in the classroom. Here are some examples of vocabulary routines:
Explicit Vocabulary Routine : This routine involves several steps:1
- Pronounce the word, write it, and read it aloud.
- Provide a student-friendly definition.
- Give more information about the word.
- Ask yes or no questions about the word.
- Have students use the word in a sentence.
Flexible Vocabulary Routines : This routine involves four steps:2
- Teach the steps explicitly.
- Post a visual that displays the steps.
- Model what it looks like to use the routine.
- Provide opportunities for students to practice using the routine.
New Vocabulary Routine : This routine involves several steps:3
- Select several words from the text.
- Write the words on a whiteboard or paper.
- Ask students to define the words.
- Engage in deep-processing activities by asking questions, using graphic organizers, or having students act out the word.
Meaningful Vocabulary Activities : This routine involves several activities:4
- Write vocabulary short stories.
- Put students in the "hot seat" and have them answer questions about vocabulary words.
- Create vocabulary strips.
- Play a round of Pictionary.
- Encourage students to use vocabulary words in conversation and writing outside of the classroom.
10-Minute Vocabulary Routine : This routine involves several steps:5
- Introduce new words on Monday.
- Provide examples and non-examples on Tuesday.
- Introduce "wow" words on Wednesday.
- Have students draw pictures of the words on Thursday.
- Review the words on Friday.
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