Vocabulary Development

Key Concepts

Professional Development Presentation

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Teachers who are masterful in engaging students with new vocabulary attend to certain critical components of instructional design and delivery. This presentation offers recommendations for incorporating strategies such as read alouds with embedded vocabulary instruction, suggests criteria for selecting words to teach, and provides ways to increase student exposure to new word meanings. Practical and easy-to-use sample formats, graphic organizers and systematic routines to teach specific word meanings in everyday language are included, along with additional resources to support vocabulary development for English Learners.

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