Classroom Curriculum Should Help A Student With Vocabulary Development

828 Words Oct 19th, 2015 4 Pages
“Vocabulary Lessons” is an article about the importance of vocabulary in the classroom and how to make sure that a teacher is doing what they can to provide a vocabulary rich environment. Researchers learned by writing this article that there were not enough resources out there for educators to teach vocabulary. The goal of this article was to come up with ways to help educators teach vocabulary. This article talks about the practices that an educator can use to help a student with vocabulary development. Things like word play, rich instruction and providing a wide range of books for reading. The STAR model is one that these researchers are recommending to educators it stands for: select, teach, activate and revisit. By following these steps educators can help their student become vocabulary rich. “According to Biemiller (2001), a young student’s reading vocabulary usually runs about two years behind his or her oral vocabulary. Therefore, the school curriculum should expose students to rich oral language experiences, give students scaffolded opportunities to use and get feedback on language, and engage students in word exploration.” (Blachowicz, Fisher, 2004, np) I found this quote interesting because I had no idea that a child could be able to speak something and have it in their vocabulary but not have it in their reading vocabulary. I guess if I think about it that does make sense because children do talk about things before they can read them. So it is a part of the…

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