Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary
78 pages • 8½ x 11¼
This hands-on flipchart focuses on four key components of effective vocabulary instruction—providing rich and varied language experiences, teaching individual words, teaching word-language strategies, and fostering word consciousness. It offers advice on teaching vocabulary across the curriculum, exploring how best to teach general academic vocabulary, discipline-specific vocabulary, topic-specific vocabulary, and passage-critical vocabulary. Like its popular predecessors, Tools for Teaching Content Literacy and More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy, this quick reference tool offers easy access to succinct descriptions, practical strategies, and manageable assessments. From creating word logs and word webs, to naming and knowing text features, to using both internal and external context clues, this handy guide provides tools that will help teachers save time and be more confident in meeting students' needs.
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