Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Vocabulary Lists

So you're getting ready to read a book, but you want to make sure you cover all the vocabulary. So what's the best way to find that vocabulary. Here's a tip from the Boardmaker List.

You can pull vocab lists off of as well. Just type in the name of the book, scroll down to the section called "Inside This Book" and click on the "concordance." It will pull out all the main words (but not the high-frequency site words like the, then, and, though). Beside the Concordance tab is "Text Stats" that will provide you with a readability scale if you need one.

For me this will be a great addition to the story book lessons that I will be teaching this year as part of the ELSB.  It should make it easy to plan a book, and find the important vocabulary, as easy as typing and clicking!

-  Patrick