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I'm looking for a lesson on teaching academic vocabulary.

Feb 23, 2014 6:00pm

  • English Language Arts
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    • Feb 24, 2014 12:13pm

      Terry-

      I wrote a blog post about the academic vocabulary used most often in the Common Core. These would be good words to explore with students before taking standardized tests. http://katienovakudl.com/teaching-common-core-language-to-students/

      In addition to these "power words," it's important to take academic vocabulary from text you are reading in class to teach explicitly to students. I always liked to have a Word Wall, where I would post all new academic words so students could use them in their writing throughout the year. Encourage them to highlight a word whenever they use it because students need to use and hear words multiple times until they own them.

      Best,
      Katie
      www.katienovakudl.com