Vocabulary Instruction

Recommended Practice: Provide explicit vocabulary instruction and strategies to help students become independent vocabulary learners.

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Providing Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

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Use this multimedia overview to understand the importance of providing explicit vocabulary instruction focused on words key to understanding content in both reading and subject area classrooms....

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A Classroom Scenario

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In this interview Dr. Curtis describes what good vocabulary instruction would look like in a classroom. She addresses the need for explicit instruction and multiple practice opportunities in a...

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Expert Interview

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Explicit Vocabulary-Teaching Strategies

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Dr. Curtis describes explicit vocabulary instruction and provides classroom examples, talks about key strategies students can learn to make them independent vocabulary learners, and explains why it...

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Expert Interview

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A Schoolwide Vocabulary Approach

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Listen to principal Caroline Bloxom describe a schoolwide vocabulary program used across content areas and the importance of teaming to its success. Download the sample material, Content Area...

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Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners

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Jill MacKay describes the explicit vocabulary strategies she uses in an intensive, supplemental reading class for English learners. Watch how she uses modeling, visual aids, and multiple exposures...

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School Example

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Greek Myths: Understanding Word Roots and Meanings

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See how a seventh-grade teacher, Carlton Cartwright, uses daily unit lessons, informal methods, and multiple exposures to teach word meaning. View the related sample material, Greek Myths:...

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Building Vocabulary in Middle School Math Class

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In this video, math teacher Maureen Ferry talks about how she uses vocabulary games and journals to help students develop an understanding of new words. View the related sample material, Middle...

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ACCESS Class Vocabulary Chart

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A reading intervention teacher, uses this vocabulary chart to provide students with a structure for learning word meaning. Watch the presentation in the "See How" section of the "Intensive...

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Sample Material

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Content Area Vocabulary: Activities Packet

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View a resource packet illustrating activities and materials used by Pocomoke Middle School staff to teach vocabulary in the content areas, including examples from social studies, math, science,...

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Greek Myths: Vocabulary Lesson, Word List, and Riddle Poems

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Download the lesson plan that the seventh-grade language arts teacher follows in the presentation, Greek Myths: Understanding Word Roots and Meanings. A vocabulary word list, word assignment and...

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Middle School Math: Vocabulary Building Lesson and Related Materials

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View a lesson plan used by a seventh-grade teacher to integrate vocabulary games into math instruction. Also included are a PowerPoint for teaching math-related vocabulary words and a handout...

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Teacher Self-Assessment: Using Vocabulary Strategies

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Reading specialists and language arts curriculum coordinators can use this tool to help teachers reflect on ways they are embedding vocabulary strategies into their content area lessons. In...

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