ter remember the word as well as understand its whole meaning. Also, by giving examples onhow the students can use the vocabulary words after graduation, they will have a stronger back-ground on the word and its context.
See attached skill sequence.
When given 10 vocabulary words on the functional vocabulary assess-ment, D will be able to convey understanding of all 10 words scoring him a 10/10, showing100% understanding, on the assessment. Criterion will be met when he scores a 10/10 on 5 con-secutive vocabulary units.
The words and their definitions will first be given to the students. Fromthere, the students will learn to generalize the words through activities such as using the word ina sentence or giving an example that demonstrates the use of the word. Other games such ascrossword puzzles and bingo will allow the students to use the words in various activities. Thisgeneralization through various mediums is called training sufficient exemplars. It is best to usethis because words are rarely defined alone in conversations. Students need to know how to usethe words in their natural contexts.
Since D is currently interested in getting a job, he will need to know vocabularythat can help him on the job, as well as help him build a resume that uses words to describe him-self. The first unit’s words are helpful for him to assess how he is responsible, honest, etc. andconvey that to an interviewer. Other functional units such as ones on computer related words (ie:Microsoft word, hard drive, flash drive, etc.) and ones on resume headings will help with job re-lated experiences and acquisition. This is so beneficial for a senior who is about to graduate andenter the work force.
1.Pass out the written assessments to the students.2.Instruct each student to answer the questions on the paper. (varied written assessments will beused: matching, writing a sentence, giving an example, identifying the picture, etc.)3.If a student needs clarification of the directions or of a particular answer, give clarification butno indication to the answer.4.Have students turn in their assessments when they are finished.5.Give specific verbal praise such as, “Thank you for your cooperation, D”.6.Mark a “+” for each word the student accurately answered.
After 5 days of instruction, the student will be given an assessmenton all 10 of the vocabulary words. Based on the student’s performance on this first assessment,he will be reinforced throughout the next five days on the words he did not know. He will alsoreceive instruction on the words he did know in order to ensure maintenance of the vocabularywords. Then after 10 days of instruction, he will be assessed on the entire 10 vocabulary words before the beginning of the next unit of 10 words.
Time delay will be used during the 10 day instructional period.
During zero second delay: