Practice Eleven

Practice 11 : Word identification skills are used as a foundation for expanding the use of the English language.

 Implementation Basics | Practice Implementation Evaluation and Goal Setting | Life Principles, Expectations, and Quotes | Hand Sign for Practice | Practice Connections | Characteristics of Implementation with Online Resources | Research | Literature | Poetry |Vocabulary | Music & Video Links | General Resource Websites | Learning Strategies 

Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.
-- Anonymous




Vocabulary is a matter of word-building as well as word-using.
-- David Crystal





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Implementation Basics


Practice Implementation Evaluation And Goal Setting

Practice Implementation Evaluation - This instrument may be used as an individual or building-wide evaluation of the implementation for Practice #11. Its use to establish goals for growth is encouraged. (printable document)

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Life Principles, Expectations, And Quotes


Hand Signs For Practice

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Practice Connections

Practice Connections - list of other 17 Practices that are connected to Practice # 11


Implementation Characteristics With Online Resources

Practice Characteristics of Implementation

- Includes links to online resources to assist in implementation under each characteristic.

  1. Model the use of rich vocabulary and word identification skills throughout the educational environment. i.e. curriculum content, Great Expectations methodology etc.Implementation Online Resources:
  2. Provide balanced skill and interest-based instruction that motivates learners to identify unknown vocabulary by applying word recognition/reading skills including:
    - phonics for pronunciation,
    - sequential reading skills that support text analysis to construct meaning
    - use of dictionaries and online resources
    - word analysis(pronunciations, parts of speech, variations, definitions,
    - synonyms, antonyms, etymologies -Greek and Latin roots, stems and  origins)
    - a lexicon (process for word mastery) and an easily accessible method of                    storage
    - use of newly acquired words in their daily speaking and writing.

      Implementation Online Resources: 

  3. Create a lexicon format to guide learners in seeking, analyzing, and learning new vocabulary. Display enriched, challenging vocabulary connecting to goals and diverse areas of learning for availability in discussion and writing. Implementation Online Resources:



Practice Research Resources



Implementation Online Resources:







Word Wall Vocabulary:

Analysis Lexicon argot dialect

Jargon jive language lingo

Patois patter shoptalk slang

terminology glossary etymology

“ Word Analysis in Action”

Brainstorm words that describe how Word Analysis looks and sounds. In pairs create a list of words that describe word analysis.

Join another pair, share lists, and add any new words. Join another group of 4 and repeat. The end result will be a list to be posted in the room for use and reflection.


Music And Video Links


General Resource Websites

  • National Science Digital Library - The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. NSDL is a digital library of exemplary resource collections and services, organized in support of science education at all levels. Educators may search for level PK - 12+ for FREE digital resources. Compatible for making assignments directly to Google Classroom.
  • The Right Questions Institute - Resource for the classroom with downloads
    • Also see Right Questions - Educational Leadership - An Explanation of the process
  • Tools to Create Online Student Portfolios - Online resource giving options for creating student portfolios


Learning Strategies