CONTENT AREA LITERACY STRATEGIES

K.I.M.

Key Word - Information/Definition - Memory Cue

 

RESOURCES ON THE WEB

Academic Vocabulary

A thorough survey of various textbooks, assignments, content area standards, and examinations yields the following list of words. You cannot expect to succeed on assignments if you do not understand the directions. The words fall into several categories, which are not identified on this sheet: nouns (e.g., What you read or create); verbs (e.g., What the assignment asks you to do); adjectives (e.g., specific details about what you must do); and adverbs, which provide very important information about how to do the assignment.

Visual Vocabulary Strategies That Work

KIM Blank Worksheet Template (pdf)

KIM Bookmark  (pdf)        Sum It Up Bookmark  (pdf)      Read Around the Text Bookmark  (pdf)

Study Cards and Flash Card Web Sites

Vocabulary Aids

Graphic Organizers in the Classroom

RSVP - Root Specific Vocabulary Puzzles
Designed for middle school and above, these puzzles feature 24 words from two separate roots. A good resource for visual learners.

Our mission is to "make words come alive" in a dynamic, new approach to learning vocabulary featured here on the WWWeb.
Teachers and parents have asked Vocabulary UniversityŽ to create something that serves as a quick "lesson plan" for teaching vocabulary. We have found a good solution with what we call "RSVP-Root Specific Vocabulary Puzzles".

Sufficient Suffixes - Four in a row game
This game, designed for upper elementary, challenges students to add suffixes to change a word to a different part of speech. This connect four game is designed so that more words can be added.

CRCSD Language Arts "Wiki"

CRCSD CAL Table of Contents