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Lada Martinez Benesova
January 15th, 2014
ES Faculty Meeting, International School Manila
• Mastery of unit vocabulary is one of the
essential requirements in understanding the
concepts and terms of units of inquiry
• Vocabulary strategies play a central role in
• Vocabulary must be taught within a
In the ESL enrichment classes
In our Inclusion Lessons
In our Literacy / Unit of Inquiry sections
In Math sections
Unit of Inquiry Vocabulary Lists
Posted in classrooms,
the Grade 4 hallway as
well as the Grade 4 ESL
WOW: The Word of the Week
Each week, students study one
Students analyze the structure of
the word (prefix, stem, suffix)
Students THRASS the word
Students write a definition in
their writing journals
Grade 4 Vocabulary Activity
»Students are divided into groups of 3-4.
»Each group is asked to find and to write
down definitions of three words.
» The words and students' definitions are
projected on the screen.
» Each group comes up with a skit
representing each word (students cannot
use the word or a word that has the same
» Other groups guess the word.
»Exploitation– treating people unfairly and making them a victim; taking advantage of
people in a selfish manner/
»Equality – being equal or being given the same value; being treated equally with
»Peace – when there is security because there is no war or arguments
»Segregation – separating people from each other based on race, class, religion, or
»Violation – the act of breaking rules or laws on purpose or by accident
»Racism – thinking that one race (country/nationality/ethnicity) is better than another
»Discriminate – to treat others badly
»Prejudice - a bias that prevents objective consideration of something
»Compassion – having awareness and feeling sympathy for another person’s suffering
»Poverty – state of having little or no money & possessions; being poor & not able to
have the basic human needs like shelter, food and water
»Empathy – when you identify with and understand someone’s situation and feelings
»Injustice – the practice of being unfair; the violation of another's rights or of what is
right; when there is no justice
»Freedom – being free to act, speak, or think without restraint; able to do what you
»Stereotype – oversimplified idea or opinion about something or someone
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