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Academic Vocabulary...too many words!

posted Oct 8, 2015, 9:32 AM by Caroline Suh   [ updated Oct 8, 2015, 9:34 AM ]
How do I know which words to teach? There are too many! I've been hearing this all week from my teachers, but don't drown in all those words yet. Think about the type of words you put on your vocabulary list or word wall for the week. Are these simply content-specific words or are these words that students will come across in multiple subjects? Use grade-level team meeting time to decide which words all teachers should target for that week. Students will hear, read and use them in all their classes in the same week. Below you will find a vocabulary selection guide, vocabulary lists from, a collection of vocabulary tools and a Hochman-inspired vocabulary sentence practice. Tame the word beast!

Vocabulary Selection guide