65: Instead of Vocabulary Word Lists…

Instead of Vocabulary Word Lists...

Do you have students on your caseload that struggle with their vocabulary?

In this episode, I am discussing how I help my students strengthen their vocabulary. 

I like to do this by focusing on strategies instead of specific words because I believe that they don't need to learn specific vocabulary words. They need to learn what to do when an unknown word comes their way. 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Strategies using context skills
  • Why I like to start out by using tier 1 vocabulary words
  • Why the meaning of the word doesn’t matter
  • How to teach them the importance of taking the time to figure out a word
  • How to use curriculum maps to understand what words to practice

I hope you were able to take away some actionable tips and advice from this short episode. Don’t forget that I have resources and materials for you to use to support your students. They are all linked below!

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Instead of Vocabulary Word Lists…


Joke of the Week:

Q: What happens when it rains cats and dogs?

A: You might step in a poodle


Resources Mentioned:

Episode 63: Did She Say Curriculum Maps?

FREEBIE: Context Clues Using Nonsense Words Boom Cards 

Where To Start When Working On Context Clues In Speech 

Context Clues Sentence Sort BOOM CARDS

Tips and Tricks for Working on Context Clues in Speech! 

Using Nonsense Words To Teach Context Clues in Speech Therapy


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