Younglight EDUCATE: Rule of 3 - RAP
Systematic vocabulary teaching has been cited by many research studies as a Best Practice for accelerating academic achievement across subject areas.
Write 10 Words
• Thumbs up if you have heard the word.
• Keep your thumbs up if you can explain the word.
• Build background information.
• Discuss multiple meanings of the word.
• Show a visual or draw a visual.
• Have students demonstrate the meanings of the word.
• Say the word. Have students spell and say the word, snapping, clapping or stomping.
Teacher repeats definition/s of the word.
• Say Teach: Students turn to a partner and teach the word’s definitions or apply the word to their experiences.
• Partner A teaches the word's definition to Partner B.
• Partner B teaches the word’s definition to Partner A.
• Students engage in conversations about the meaning of the word.
• Quick write. Students write the> words in their Power WordsBooks. (Click-Write-Done)
• Teach ELA and Common Core State Standards for vocabulary acquisition use and language conventions.
• Students write the analysis in their Power Words Books. Structural Analysis:
• Analyze syllables, suffixes, prefixes, tenses, vowel patterns. Latin/Greek roots.
• Develop word families. Teach how to change a verb to a noun (analyze, analysis). Categorization Analysis:
• Categorize words by parts of speech or group concepts.
• Write synonyms and antonyms for words.
• Remove any visuals of words.
• Students draw their own visual for each word in their Power Words Books. (Click-Draw-Done)
• Students may also write a synthesized definition of the word.
• Students may produce their own original sentences.
• Students may use the words to create a story or advertisement.
• The teacher points out and discusses the standard at the bottom of the student page.
• Use the technique: I read; You read; Read to a partner.
• The teacher reads the passage. Students click or clap when they hear a Power Word.
• Students have a conversation about what they read with their partner.
• Students highlight or underline the Power Words in the passage.
• Students answer the questions with their partner.
• The teacher reviews the answers to the questions.