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Monday, December 9 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Vocabulary Enactments: A Key to Unlocking Meaning

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Students of all ages can develop facility in learning vocabulary using various text sources through the use of vocabulary enactments. Enacting vocabulary words can offer children access to understanding powerful ideas and can help them bridge the language in the texts to make real-worlds connections. At the same time teachers can extend learning by having their students participate in literacy processes, such as discussion, storytelling, retelling, and purposeful writing that support the use of the vocabulary in context. In this session the presenters will first demonstrate and then engage the audience participants in activities that will support teaching targeted vocabulary taken from four texts. Using different genres, a demonstration of enactment strategies will occur through storytelling, song and movement to support authentic integration of literacy processes. Additional follow-up literacy strategies appropriate for classroom use will be presented to extend comprehension of the vocabulary words introduced.


Pamela Jukes

Higher Education - Western Kentucky University, Western Kentucky University
Dr. Pamela Jukes is a Professor at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the School of Teacher Education. She brings rich experience to her teachers and teacher candidates as she taught elementary school before... Read More →

Dr. Judy Pierce

Professor, Western Kentucky University
Storyteller: Motivational Key Giver of Tales

Monday December 9, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Broadlands B