From the Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series is a helpful resource for teachers that looks at vocabulary and ways to help students develop skills to learn new academic concepts and terms. Teaching vocabulary directly to our students is one of the most important instructional decisions we can make. At the centre of Word Works is a four-phase teaching and learning framework known as CODE, which teaches students how to Connect to new terms, Organise terms into meaningful categories, Deep Process the most important terms, and Exercise new terms so they enter students’ permanent memories.
Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary’s CODE has everything a teacher needs to implement effective vocabulary lessons and units in their classrooms. These tools and strategies can be used in any classroom of any level and in any learning area. Over four sessions, teachers will learn about the research and theory behind effective vocabulary instruction and the CODE framework; how to select and implement research-based instructional techniques from the Vocabulary Toolbox; how to refine your teaching by reflecting on the effectiveness of your unit in the classroom; and how to analyse student work and use it to improve instructional decision making.
This is the base kit needed for professional development. It includes a kit folder, resource guide, workcard, poster and DVD that leads teachers step-by-step through their resource guides. Resource guides for each teacher are bought individually depending on needs.