Exposure to a large number of unfamiliar terms can be overwhelming to students. The first phase of CODE focuses on forming a strong initial connection to new vocabulary.
Flocabulary is an online library of songs, videos and activities for grades K-12. Many teachers use Flocabulary to supplement their instruction and engage students in learning and building onto new vocabulary. Flocabulary presents academic content in a highly-engaging, contemporary format. Let the topic speak for itself, providing students with both visual and aural exposure. And videos aren’t only for introducing new topics; use them to review and provide ongoing enrichment as well.
A word wall is literacy tool composed of an organized collection of words which are displayed in large visible letters on a wall, bulletin board, or other display surface in a classroom. The word wall is designed to be an interactive tool for students or others to use, and contains an array of words that can be used for all subject areas due to their ability to foster phonemic awareness, display connections, serve as a support/reference for students, as well as create meaningful/memorable experiences with new vocabulary words. Word walls can be used in classrooms ranging from pre-school through high school.