The Key Vocabulary Routine

Keys to Literacy Event

Hosted by Ohio State Support Team Region 5

Training Description

State literacy standards require students to build the academic vocabulary they need to access grade level content and complex texts. The Key Vocabulary Routine provides vocabulary instruction that all teachers can use to teach vocabulary and word learning skills. The following topics are covered in this session:

  • Activities for previewing vocabulary before reading
  • Four activities for teaching words by relating them to background knowledge and related words (categorizing, semantic mapping, semantic feature analysis, scaling)
  • Selecting specific words from content to teach in-depth
  • Using vocabulary templates to learn everything about a word (Frayer, Concept Definition Map, two-column notes)
  • Generating user-friendly definitions
  • Teaching use of context to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words
  • Using morphology – knowledge of word parts (roots, prefixes, suffixes) to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words
  • Promoting word consciousness in the classroom

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Who Should Participate

Grades 4-12 educators who want to learn effective vocabulary instruction practices for all students, including students with reading disabilities.

We recommend that pairs or teams of teachers from the same school attend together.


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Date and LocationNumber of Attendees to Register
June 15-16, 2020: Canfield, OH
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