Vocabulary instruction across the content areas

01/28/2013

In this Web seminar, presenters Doug Fisher and Carol Rothenberg demonstrate the benefits of focusing on a five-part framework for teaching vocabulary, addressing these main goals: Make it intentional: purposefully select words for instruction and use the word lists wisely; Make it transparent: model word-solving and word-learning for students; Make it useable: offer peer collaboration and oral practice to lock in concepts; Make it personal: provide independent practice so students own words; and, Make it a priority: create a school-wide initiative or word learning. Read on.

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