Extending Understanding: Vocabulary Development

Grades 6-8 / ELA / ELL
CCSS: ELA.RI.7.6 ELA.RI.8.6

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12

7

7th Grade

6

Determine an author'€™s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12

8

8th Grade

6

Determine an author'€™s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Developed in Partnership with Stanford University's

Objective

Extend understanding of the vocabulary found in the Gettysburg Address

Length

9 min

Questions to Consider

  • What's the benefit of doing vocabulary development after completing the various activities around a complex text?
  • When Ms. Langlois reflects on the strategy of pre-teaching vocabulary, what were some of her realizations as her students engaged in this new way of vocabulary development?

See the full playlist of the six videos in this ELL series.

Understanding Language aims to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, and to improve education for English Language Learners.

Supporting Materials

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  • Extending Understanding: Vocabulary Development Transcript

  • ELA Across Time and Space Full Unit.PDF

  • UL Slides for ELA Webinar.PDF

  • Understanding Language Materials.PDF

  • ELA Lesson 2 Gettysburg Address.PDF

  • ELA Unit Introduction.PDF

  • Guidelines for ELA Instructional Materials Development.PDF

  • Key Principles for ELL Instruction.PDF

  • Worksheets - Persuasion in Historical Context - The Gettysburg Address.PDF

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Extending Understanding: Vocabulary Development

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Ell

Extending Understanding: Vocabulary Development