Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

By Dr. Anita Archer Last updated 2024/05/27


Even as students enter kindergarten, there are huge differences in their individual vocabularies. If we are to narrow the achievement gap that students from different economic levels exhibit in the upper grades, we must provide systematic, robust explicit vocabulary instruction in the primary grades.

One of the best sources of vocabulary words is the books that we read aloud to students. In this video, the students have listened to the book Honk!: The Story of a Prima Swanerina. They are being introduced to the meanings of three words from the story.

Curriculum Connection

B2. Language Foundations for Reading and Writing
Grade(s): K 1 2
Topic(s): Vocabulary
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