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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language
Ideas for developing students’ capacity to understand and use discipline-specific terminology and the language used in instruction.
Building Academic Vocabulary- Interactive Word Walls and Strategies- Grade 7
Middle school teacher explains how she has students create a word wall with student made designs. She explains how her students maintain the "living" word wa...
3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad -
The Common Core identifies six instructional shifts needed to effectively implement the standards in ELA/Literacy. Shift 6 suggests an instructional change in the teaching of Academic Vocabulary. While there are many specific vocabulary standards in the K-12 Language strand, it's helpful and important to look at Academic Vocabulary from the big picture view known as Shift 6.
Accelerating Academic Vocabulary
Yu Ren Dong reveals strategies for teaching academic vocabulary to ELLs in the Common Core era Research has shown that a lack of academic vocabulary prevents English Language Learners (ELLs) from achieving academic success. On average, native English speaking students have learned about 12,000 words by high school (Nagy & Anderson, 1984; Nation, 2006), while secondary ELLs often have to begin their academic vocabulary from scratch. In a limited time, they need to acquire a large number of…
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FREE APP 'Words to Learn By' by @David Nilsson McGraw-Hill School Education Gives you a quick and easy way to study high-frequency academic vocabulary. -Learn and study words in different contexts -Each word includes definition, audio pronunciation, and synonym -Quizzes include definition, fill-in-the-blanks, and the synonym shuffle game