ACAD VOCAB 6-12
This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to implement Academic Vocabulary instruction into daily classroom practices, easily and efficiently. This course also provides an understanding of how to use Academic Vocabulary instructional practices for dramatic improvement of teacher effectiveness and achievement of greater student performance. The focus of this course is to support teachers by helping teachers identify ways to expand student vocabulary knowledge and usage within the content area classroom in grades 6-12. This interactive course is designed for job-embedded learning and practical classroom application using our virtual lesson study process. This virtual lesson study environment will help facilitate the process for teachers to better incorporate the instructional practices outlined within the new Common Core State Standards, embed vocabulary instruction in ongoing instruction and expand student vocabulary knowledge.
In order to be College and Career ready, students must have a rich and varied vocabulary that can help them understand what is being said to them and what they read on a daily basis. Appendix A of the Common Core Standards states, "Key to students' vocabulary development is building rich and flexible word knowledge. Participants will review the Common Core Vocabulary Guidelines and specifically look to address Shift 6.
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