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  1. Wordsmith: A Computerized Vocabulary Program for Students With High-Incidence Disabilities By Sean Lancaster

  2. Vocabulary Programs • Wordsmith • Prefixes, suffixes, & roots • Vocabulary Strategies • Key word strategies • Word Mapping • Expanding Vocabulary • Applying strategies to academic terms • Research sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Grant # R44 HD054028-02

  3. Why Vocabulary Instruction? • Critical in the development of literacy skills (Ransby & Swanson, 2003) • Many students w/LD are significantly behind their nondisabled peers with regard to vocabulary development (Chall & Jacobs, 2003) • Vocabulary is under-studied component of reading instruction • Vocabulary instruction in complex • Some studies have shown that strategy instruction is a good fit for vocabulary instruction (Curtis & Longo, 2004)

  4. Consequences of low vocabulary • The difference in learning rate results in a gap of approximately 3,000 words between HA and LA students by second grade. • These same LA students by 5th grade have attained vocabularies similar to that of average second grade children (Biemiller & Slonim, in press).

  5. Vocabulary Instruction is complex & should address: • Generalized linguistic deficiencies • Memory deficits • Poor use of word learning strategies (Baker, Simmons, & Kameenui, 2003).

  6. Game One - Wordsmith: Prefix Edition • The Green Room • Introduce Prefixes • Game Preparation • Flash Cards with quizzes • Word Play • Controlled Practice • The Isolation Booth - Lightening Round • Advanced Practice • Fluency

  7. The Green Room

  8. Note Cards, Side One

  9. Note Cards, Side Two

  10. Word Play

  11. Isolation Booth

  12. Wordsmith: Suffix Edition (Root Words Coming Soon) • Green Room • Word Play • Isolation Booth

  13. Wordsmith Results Percentage of Points Earned