Novel Words

Conversations help children develop varied vocabularies. Find out how to use everyday talks with children to help them learn more vocabulary words.

Supporting Materials

Tips for Teachers [PDF, 67KB]

Tips for Teachers: Dual Language Learners [PDF, 100KB]

Tips for Teachers: Poster Set [PDF, 220KB]

Tools for Teachers [PDF, 197KB]

Tips for Families [PDF, 249KB]

Activities with Families [PDF, 234KB]

Tools for Supervisors [PDF, 95KB]

Helpful Resources [PDF, 89KB]

Materials for Trainers

Presentation [PPTX, 150MB]

Optional Slide [PPTX, 1.0MB]

Presenter Notes [PDF, 2.5MB]

Learning Activity: Conversations from Children’s Books [PDF, 75KB]

Learning Activity: Around the Classroom – Brainstorming Novel Words [PDF, 69KB]

Learning Activity: Developing an Action Plan [PDF, 76KB]

Learning Activity: Filling in Phrases [PPTX, 2.5MB]

Supplemental Videos [PPTX, 173MB]

Supplemental Videos: Dual Language Learners [PPTX, 55MB]

AIAN Materials

Presentation [PPTX, 101MB]

Presenter Notes [PDF, 495KB]

All AIAN Materials [ZIP, 102MB]

To view these materials without Internet access, download the Novel Words 15-minute In-service Suite [ZIP, 382MB]. This file contains the resources from "Supporting Materials" and "Materials for Trainers" tabs. Download American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) materials from the AIAN tab. Please ensure your computer meets the minimum system requirements before downloading.

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Topic:Teaching Practices

Resource Type: Video

Last Updated: December 19, 2017