10-second review: Timed repeated reading of poems for increased fluency and intensive vocabulary study provide rapid recognition of words.
Title: “Intensive Word Study and Repeated Reading Improves Reading Skills for Two Students with Learning Disabilities.” DH Staudt. Reading Teacher (October 2009), 142-151.
Aspects of Word Study
Words with multiple meanings: create a word web with separate areas for each meaning.
Words that function as more than one part of speech: draw a ;picture of the words, demonstrating each part of speech.
Words that have a prefix, suffix and/or a root: list other words with the same prefixes, suffixes and roots.
Words that show similarity or contrast: link adjectives to nouns, like knobby knees and knobby trees.
Words with degrees of difference: make a continuum of words that demonstrate shades of meaning.
Words that function figuratively: compare literal and figurative meanings.
Comment: Preparing for this level of vocabulary study will not be easy, but these activities demonstrate what the author means by intensive vocabulary study. RayS.