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Academic Vocabulary Shift Kit

The Academic Vocabulary Kit was designed to give teachers and administrators some background information on what is expected for student achievement with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the area of academic vocabulary.

Contents of the kit include:

  • Introduction of Academic Vocabulary
  • Presentation materials to build capacity at the school level
  • Instructional resources responsive to the demands of the CCSS
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  New Professional Books
NewA Look at the Academic Vocabulary Shift in Schools/District
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Critical Directions
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  • "Power Up What Works" Context Clue Resources
    • Introductory Presentation on Context Clues
    • Context Clues Strategy Guide
    • Professional Development Materials (on right side)
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Research/ Articles
  • Bintz, William. (2011). Teaching vocabulary across the curriculum.  Middle School Journal, 42(4), 44-53.
  • Bromley, K. (2007).Nine things every teacher should know about words and vocabulary instruction. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 50(7), 528-537.
  • Feezell, G. (2012). Robust vocabulary instruction in a readers' workshop The Reading Teacher 66 ( 3 ), 233237.
  • Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2011).  Academic language in the secondary classroom. Principal Leadership, 11(6), 64-66.
  • Wasik, B.A. & Iannone-Campbell, C. (2012/2013). Developing vocabulary through purposeful, strategic conversations. The Reading Teacher, 66(4), 321–332.


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New jrAcademic Vocabulary Flipchart A flip chart containing Marzano’s 6 Steps.

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New jr PBS Learning Academic Vocabulary Videos 

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New jr Academic Language and English Language Learners:  An overview to academic language instruction for English language learners, as well as teaching strategies, activity ideas, and recommended resources.

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  • Oklahoma's Department of Education
  • West Virginia Department of Education Graphic organizers, vocabulary strategies, words play as well as vocabulary tips and hints.  This website gives additional websites to check out.
  • Voki is a free service that lets you create customized avatars, add voice to your Voki avatars, post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile and have access to Voki’s learning resources.

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2016-03-08T11:44:13.395-06:00 2016