Evidence-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners

By Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan Last updated 2024/05/27
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In this International Dyslexia Association Perspectives article, author Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan highlights considerations for multi-lingual learners around vocabulary instruction and provides evidence-based instructional practices to support their progress. The article explains the need for morphological instruction and support for middle school students and outlines special considerations for language development for multi-lingual learners.

Curriculum Connection

B2. Language Foundations for Reading and Writing
This article supports the teaching of independent word-learning strategies to multi-lingual learners and considerations for understanding language development. 
Grade(s): K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): Multilingual Learners


  1. Whoops – I was going to comment that instruction of vocabulary for multilingual learners is more than what we know about instructional routines and strategies. We do need to have understandings of home languages to be able to best support in the classroom. Many instructional routines will need to be considered. I hope to learn more about this and to learn more about structures of multiple languages as well (or where to research this reliably).

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