Standard 1.1.03 Organizes content across lessons around central concepts, propositions, theories, or models

Standard 1.1.03 Organizes content across lessons around central concepts, propositions, theories, or models

Vocabulary studies are the best ways to understand this standard. Very often, students that are preparing to take SAT tend to study new vocabularies "words by words". For instance, when they study new vocabularies, many students go through the list of words provided at the end of the SAT book and try to memorize them. This is not an effective method to memorize new words.

As the standard states, content across lessons should be organized across central concepts. A student preparing for the SAT will be better off if he or she studies the words by organizing them into concepts. For example, if a teacher wants to teach his students the following words:
"look out, learn, habituate, grope, gnaw, get over, flip out, flip, fit, face, empathize, dismiss, design, deign, crawl, crack, convert, conform, conceive, complain, center, catharsis, burn, brainstorm, behold, awakening, ascertain, adjust, ache, revert, resuscitate, resist, relent, rehabilitate, reform, recharge, quail, prepare, plan, pity, oscillate, observe, note, melt, abide, wonder, visualize, train, sweat, sway, succumb, stoop, steel, sorrow, sink, sense, abide, season, scethe"

he could easily classify them into the following concepts:

Mental preparation: abide, adjust, brainstorm, center, comply, conceive, convert, crawl, deign, design, dismiss, face, get over, habituate, look out, melt, plan, prepare, quail, reform, rehabilitate, relent, resist, season, sink, steel, stoop, succumb, sweat, train, withhold.

Mental Perception: ascertain, behold, burn, empathize, gnaw, grope, learn, note, observe, pity, seethe, sense, sorrow, visualize, wonder.

Change Conception: ache, awakening, catharsis, conform, crack, fit, flip out, give, go back on, oscillate, recharge, resuscitate, revert, sway, tire, vagary, weary.

As you notice, organizing the words in concepts will enhance the student's process of association. Instead memorizing the words individually, the students can easily associated the words to the groups (concepts)they belong to.

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