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

Feb 23, 2014 4:00pm

  • English Language Arts
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    • Feb 24, 2014 10:13am


      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.

      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.