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Tailored Professional Development Program for

Vietnamese Teacher Trainers of English, Batch 9


6 June – 21 October 2011

Use of IT in the Classroom:


Resources to Build
Vocabulary Lessons
Dr. Alexander Arguelles

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Overview
• Now that you have systematically
reviewed which dictionaries and
thesauruses are best for you and your
students to use, you are also in a better
position to plan vocabulary lessons.
• The Web is so full of sites and sources
that finding and selecting the best ones
can be difficult, but those that follow can
all be recommended:

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General guidelines on vocabulary
teaching
• Audio answers to important questions
about vocabulary teaching:
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.
jsp?id=4507
• Guidelines for teaching vocabulary:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/reading/best
practices/vocabulary/pdf/guidelines_vocab
.pdf

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Ready Made Materials & Lessons
• 65 Individual Vocabulary Lessons:
https://secure.layingthefoundation.org/english/vocab/individuallesso
ns.asp
• Lesson Plans Central
http://lessonplancentral.com/lessons/Language_Arts/Vocabulary/ind
ex.htm
• Lesson Plans Page: http://www.lessonplanspage.com/
• Stone Fox vocabulary activities
http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0211900/fox/stone_fox_vocabulary.htm
• Bill Klepper
http://teacher.scholastic.com/reading/bestpractices/vocabulary/pdf/bi
ll_klepper.pdf
• Bingo Lingo
http://teacher.scholastic.com/reading/bestpractices/vocabulary/pdf/bi
ngo_lingo.pdf

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Concept Definition Maps
• Lesson Plan
http://www2.scholastic.com/content/collateral_re
sources/pdf/r/reading_bestpractices_vocabulary
_concept.pdf
• Teacher Resources
http://www2.scholastic.com/content/collateral_re
sources/pdf/r/reading_bestpractices_vocabulary
_tr_AllConcept.pdf
• Other Graphic Organizers
http://www2.scholastic.com/content/collateral_re
sources/pdf/r/reading_bestpractices_vocabulary
_sr_allgo.pdf
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Jan Brett Dolch Word Lists
• Basic Word Lists:
http://www.janbrett.com/games/jan_brett_dolch_
word_list_main.htm
• High Frequency Word Lists:
http://www.janbrett.com/games/high_frequency_
word_list_main.htm
• Worksheets and Resources:
http://worksheets.teach-
nology.com/language_arts/dolch/
• Activities:
http://www.learningbooks.net/xLPDolch.html

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Vocabulary Compendium Sites
• English Media Lab (vocabulary videos)
http://www.englishmedialab.com/vocabulary.html
• ESL Gold (study and learning materials)
http://www.eslgold.com/vocabulary.html
• Instructors Web (lesson plans, worksheets)
http://www.instructorweb.com/resources/vocabulary.asp
• Vocabulary (activities, lists, sites)
http://www.fsdb.k12.fl.us/rmc/literacy/vocabulary.html
• Web English Teacher (various links)
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/vocab.html

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Vocabulary Tools
• Word List Generator
http://www.educationalpress.org/
• AntConc 3.2.1w
http://www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp/antcon
c_index.html
• Range
http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/staff/paul-
nation.aspx
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Computer Lab Activity
• Investigate and review the sites listed above to
select as much material as you can that will be
useful for you to incorporate into your lesson
planning upon return to Vietnam. Explore as
many links as you like on the suggested sites,
but do not explore vocabulary games today, as I
will provide a separate lists of recommendations
for these next time.
• Take one specific lesson that you have taught
before and change/update it by integrating as
much new material as possible to show the class
next time.

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