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Kids on Stike-Vocabulary

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It is essential to teach vocabulary words so students have the background knowledge to understand the content they will encounter.  When students develop a deep understanding of vocabulary they will be better prepared for learning the new information.  Dr. Marzano describes a six step process of, Building Academic Vocabulary. 

See Robert Marzano's Six Steps


Tier 1 Vocabulary Words: central to the content in the text


                                                                 factory - building where laborers manufacture goods or supervise machines

                                                                 strike - a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to perform work

                                                                 mills - factory, place of business for making articles of manufacture

                                                                 wages - financial compensation received by workers in exchange for their labor

                                                                 mill girls - girls that work in factories


Tier 2 Vocabulary Words: essential to learning


                                                                 blacklisted - to deny someone work in a particular field

                                                                 boardinghouse - house where you rent rooms for an extended period of time

                                                                 salary - form of payment from an employer

                                                                 protest - strong reaction against something

                                                                 foremen - a worker who supervises and directs other workers

                                                                 resisted - try to prevent by action or argument

                                                                 negotiated - try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion with others

                                                                 independence - freedom from control or influence of another or others

                                                                 industries - productions of an economic good

                                                                 loom - device used to weave cloth

                                                                 regulations - controlling human or societal behavior by rules or restrictions

                                                                 farmhands - a hired hand on a farm

                                                                 domestic servants - someone who works within the employers household

                                                                 apprentice - system of training a new generation of practitioners of a skill

                                                                 bankrupt - person or organization that cannot repay its debts

                                                                 dutiful - obediently fulfilling ones duty

                                                                 exploitation - act of using something in an unjust or cruel manner

                                                                 tuberculosis - contagious bacterial infection that involves the lungs


Tier 3:  Vocabulary Words: extended or challenging vocabulary words                              


                                                                 fiendish spite - to show spite toward     



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Comments (1)

Kristina Olson said

at 1:56 pm on Mar 1, 2011

* Good straightforward vocab list
* Included link to Marzano
* I like how you included the difference between tier 1,2,3 - helpful.
* Need to include target age for your book.
* I would look at the definition of salary, it looks the same as wage.
* Maybe move farmhand to tier 2 - it seems that it would be common sense, more than extend learning.
* Move blacklisted to 3 - I think this word seems more extended

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