Vocabulary Learning and Instruction in the Pre-K Classroom

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Overview and Purpose

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Teachers are given specific unit topics and standards to teach their students in Pre-K. Within these units are an extensive amount of vocabulary words that must be introduced and explained to the students. This course will analyze the standards and expectations that the state holds on teachers and students as well as effective strategies and resources to use in order to successfully teach vocabulary within a Pre-K classroom.

Needs Assessment

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Performance Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the curriculum standards of vocabulary related to Pre-K by matching them to classroom based activities.
  • Structure activities and chunk these tasks to guide student learning regarding vocabulary development with the assistance of a rubric.
  • Reflect on and compare the strategies used for vocabulary development as well as the impact it takes on student learning.

Course Units

This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.

Unit 1: xxx

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Unit 2: xxx

Brief Overview

Unit 3: xxx

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