An early emphasis on vocabulary - possible class syllabus. Note: this isin addition to normal classwork.


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AimBuildstartupvocabularyquickly.
Build classstudyatmosphere.
Buildstartupvocabulary.Reinforcedirectlearningwithextensivereading andlistening toincreaselexicalaccessspeed. Speedand quickreadingexercises.Consolidatestartupvocabulary.Reinforcedirectlearning.Buildchunkingskills to aidfluency /comprehension / speed. Learningfromcontext asthe mainvocabstrategy(WordBanksystem stilloperates).Buildaccuracy /worddistinctivenessawareness.Reading.Reading andReading.
Vocab typeReceptivevocabulary.Emphasis onwords ofwide rangeandcoverage.Very fewfunctors(tend to begrammaticaland hard toacquire).Formulaicphrases.Loan words. Recpetiveandproductive.Functors andcontentwords withwide range.Lesscommonmeaning ofalreadyknown wordforms.Formulae.Loan wordsEmphasis onworddistinctionsandboundaries.Work oncommonwords fromwordfamilies ofwordsalreadyknown.Multiplemeanings.Commoncollocations/associations. Wordroots andaffixes.Filling outwordfamilies.Lowfrequencywords forspecialinterest e.g.Academic /medical etc.
Teacher -out ofclass taskCompileword liststo hand outat eachclass. Writecheck tests.Compileword liststo hand outat eachclass. Set upextensivereading andlistening.Write checktests.Compileword liststo hand outat eachclass. Writecheck tests(this can behanded overfor eachstudent inturn towrite theclass test).Compileword listsof specialneedsvocabulary.
Student -out ofclass taskCreateWordBankand wordcards. LearnX words forevery classhour.Making wordcards andlearningthem. A lotof work onextendedreading andlistening(e.g. onebook andtape perweek)Making wordcards andlearningthem. A lotof work onextendedreading andlistening(e.g. twobooks andtapes perweek).Continuewithextendedreading /listening.Introducesome nativespeakerlevel video /reading asfluencywork. Widereading andlistening -severalbooks perweek.
In classworkExplain theneed for alarge earlyvocabulary.Agree withclass onsettingvocabularytargets (Xwords forevery classhour). Set updirectlearning -explainmnemonicsandWordBank /vocabularynotebooksystems.
Do vocabgames/testsandexercisesdesigned tobuild thenumber ofwordsknown.
MonitorWordBankand SACwork.
Checkvocabularytargets aremet - starta wall chart(?).
Administerword checktests.
Sight /soundcorrespondence work.
Work onreading andlisteningstrategies.
Do vocabgames/testsandexercisesdesigned tobuildassociations/ andsemanticnetworks.
Start workon wordparts andword rootsand onguessingfromcontext ofgradedmaterialonly. Startto use Eng -Engdictionary.MonitorWordBankwork. Checkvocabularytargets aremet.
Administerword checktests. Buldreading andlisteningstrategies.Do vocabgames/testsandexercisesdesigned tobuildassociations/ andsemanticnetworks.Speak aboutreading /listening.
A lot ofwork onguessingfromcontext /word partsand roots.
MonitorWordBankwork.