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

Briefly summarize what you found out from your needs assessment regarding the learners' gaps of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that your mini-course means to address.

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: Choosing, Dissecting and Assessing Vocabulary for your Pre-K Unit

Participants will choose a unit from the Pre-K curriculum and will be shown a way to assess their learners. Participants will identify standard based objectives for Pre-K vocabulary instruction.

Unit 2: Creating Effective Learning Environments for Vocabulary Instruction in Pre-K

Participants will learn about effective strategies to teach vocabulary and will create lessons based upon the unit they chose. Participants will execute lessons within the classroom.

Unit 3: Reflecting Upon Vocabulary Instruction in the Pre-K Classroom

Participants will perform a post-assessment with their learners and will analyze the results. Participants will reflect on their teaching as well as the students performance.

Extended Resources

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