“One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.” Evelyn Waugh

One of the shifts in the English Language Arts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core is the development of students' academic vocabulary.



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Academic Shift in Common Core
Academic Vocabulary
Watch this video to learn more about the shift in ELA standards to include a focus on academic vocabulary.

Academic Vocabulary







Six Steps for Building
Academic Vocabulary


What are the six steps for teaching academic vocabulary?
Video on Six Steps for Teaching Academic Vocabulary

Overview of Vocabulary Instruction

Examples of Six Step Process

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Note Taking Forms





Vocabulary Posters
Make your own vocabulary posters here!
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Vocabulary Strategies in Action
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